Dinner Birthday Party # Beijing – China

It’s my friend birthday party and she treat us dinner.

Meeting with Family in Shenzhen 深圳 D5 # Guangdong – China

Today, me and my cousin will meeting some family from my father’s mom’s side. I call her 姑姑, my cousin calls her 姨姨.

They take us to visit their house, and treat us dinner. And we also go to Karaoke and walk around.

Then we go back to hotel to rest. Tomorrow we will move to another city.

Guangzhou 广州 Shopping Trip # Guangdong – China

Our plan in Guangzhou is for shopping and learn to buy things from Guangzhou. At this time, buy things from China is really popular and I want to learn how to import from Guangzhou.

I have a friend that study in Guangzhou. Before, he study Chinese in Beijing for 1 semester then move to Guangzhou because he wants to learn about business import in there. So he will take us to touring. We stay in his dormitory too, because they offer 1 day rate just like hotel and it’s suitable our budget.

We walk around Haizhu Square 海珠广场 and see some interesting place too.

source: Haizhu Square wikipedia

There are many cute stuff in there which you can use as souvenir and when you ask the price to the seller, they will ask you back, “how many do you want to buy?” Yes, because the more you buy, they will give you cheaper price.

We also walk around there and see this cathedral, Sacred Heart Cathedral.

source: Sacred Heart Cathedral wikipedia

Then my friend bring us to a bar cafe. If you like to enjoy jazz music, you will love here. Too bad, I forgot the bar name.

Going to Guangzhou 广州 D1 # Guangdong – China

My cousin come from Indonesia to Guangzhou and we plan to explore Guangzhou Shenzhen Macau. So today, I took flight from Beijing to Guangzhou with my friend.

It’s National Day of the People’s Republic of China holiday. We have about 1 weeks holiday.

The sky is very beautiful on the way from Beijing to Guangzhou.

Mutianyu 慕田峪 Greatwall (2) # Beijing – China

Another trip with UIBE to Mutianyu Greatwall. This time, we determine to climb until the very top (tower 23). Some of us, going upstair using cable car.

The sun shine so bright
Rest for a while before climb the stairs
The highest tower that we can go in Mutianyu, because it’s broken already

Just like the first time we go there, we are going down by Toboggan.

back to Kunming from Dali # Yunnan – China

We stay in Dali for 1 night and then go back to Kunming by Train. It’s the same, sleeper train. Now, we are already know how to sleep in sleeper train hehe…

our guide in Dali

We take night train, and this time we can have a good sleep. Our roomate also the other guests in the group tour, so we have already feel familiar.

Rio BBQ # Beijing – China

It’s really summer holiday, and many of our friends back for good or go home for holiday. So it’s only our 5 girls stay at the dorm. And every day, we visiting new place to try new restaurant or shopping.

This time, we visit Rio BBQ at Wu Dao Kou.

Obiwan Cafe # Beijing – China

Still in holiday mode. Our activity is hop on-hop off cafe in Beijing. XD This week, we go to Obiwan Cafe.

Bar Blu # Beijing – China

BAR • BLU Blue Bar is located in the Beijing Bar culture landmarkSanlitun Bar Street, located in the consulate area fashion coordinates Sanlitun Village South and North Village, Sanlitun Bar Street North Street in the same street. Here every day gathered in a group of young people from around the world, lively during the day and night crazy.

The new BAR • BLU Blue Bar covers an area of ​​over 1,000 square meters, with a large bar, dance floor and terrace meal bar, is currently the largest Sanlitun Bar Street. The unique rooftop garden in the area is a paradise for you, always amazed and memorable. Beautiful model attendant, let you experience different kind of thoughtful service. Here, first-class light and sound, a number of professional foreign DJ offer you the most shocking heat dance. Including well-known band Solidaz scene contagious concert, bring you and all friends here have never had the audio-visual feast.

The hottest summer, the most prosperous Sanlitun Bar Street, BAR • BLU blue bar is definitely the best place to dance carnival and party!

Credit: website

I’m not a fond of nightlift, so I went here with my friends just for hangout in there and try unique drinks.

Beijing Botanical Garden 北京植物园 # Beijing – China

Beijing Botanical Garden 北京植物园 is a botanical garden situated in the northwestern outskirts of Beijing, China between Xiangshan (Fragrant Hills) Park and Jade Spring Mountain (玉泉山) in the Western Hills.

The gardens cultivate 6,000 species of plant, including 2,000 kinds of trees and bushes, 1,620 varieties of tropical and subtropical plants, 500 species of flowers and 1,900 kinds of fruit trees, water plants, traditional Chinese.

The hothouse exhibition is the highlight of the gardens.

  • The first room is filled with evergreens and members of the palm family.
  • The second room is given over to tropical aquatic plants, including water lilies and flowering taros.
  • The third room displays commercial plants and their breeding and propagation. Here there are specimens of the triple-leaved rubber plant, cocoa and coffee trees and the sugar producing sweet-leaved chrysanthemum which has been introduced into China from abroad.

There are rooms for demonstrating medicinal plants, aromatic plants and succulents. The exhibition of ornamental plants is spectacular with its countless varieties if flowers and grasses. There are over 300 different varieties of orchid, among them a rootless one that relies on fine hairs to absorb water vapor and nutrients from the air.

Besides the hothouse, there is also a national plant specimen hall with a floor space of 11,000 square meters. Specimen houses, plant classification laboratories, research rooms and a lecture hall are arranged around a courtyard linked by arches and trellises.

The Peony Garden was open to the public in 1981. It covers an area of 100,000 square meters and is divided into three sections. The Peony Grove is the most important, covering an area of 35,000 square meters.

The plant collection includes many rare species. There is, for example, the metasequoia first discovered in the region of Hubei and Sichuan by a Chinese scientist in the 1940s. Since it was originally believed that it had become extinct during the Paleogene Period (66 million years ago), the discovery of living specimens in China came as a tremendous surprise to botanists.

Other plants in the gardens include Nepenthes pitcher plants, which are carnivorous plants; the golden butterfly orchid with its lustrous yellow flowers; the American redwood; the Japanese blossoming cherry, and the famous “bodi tree”, the tree under which Buddha sat when he gained enlightenment.