Arguably one of the more distinctive tourist spots in Beijing – the Olympic park! Pictures are one thing; actually beholding the scene with your own eyes is another!
And we see it! Woohoo! I’ve always been a huge fan of the Beijing Olympics ever since their planning stage, up until their closing ceremony. I was just in awe at how everything was organized and done with equal parts of pomp and efficiency. So I wasn’t really jumping up and down when I saw the Bird’s Nest, but I was truly, truly excited and happy to see it with mine own eyes! 😀
Look at how considerably empty of vendors the place is. There were a couple of vendors offering us kites and various memorabilia, but there was a sense of control as to how many people sold inside. Goodness, if this were the Philippines, you probably wouldn’t have enough space to walk around because of the sheer number of vendors pushing their wares.
And yes, let us not forget the Water Cube! Seeing it made me wish that we could have visited at night to see the lights everywhere in action, but it’s fine!
Take my word for it when I say that I hardly go on tourist mode… key word being “hardly”.
After business was done in the park, we couldn’t go out the same way we came in, and had to go around quite a long road to get out. There were a lot to photograph on the way, though:
Truth be told, I found the sudden temple a bit random. But then again, it’s something I wouldn’t understand as well as certain other people.
Aaaand let us end this trip with a shoe selfie. LOL that was quick, wasn’t it? 😉