Day 6 In The Big Beijing House
Well deserved break and cheeky wee long after an exhausting day up the Great Wall yesterday.
Calf muslces feeling a little tight....
Today was a little cooler so we headed for Beijing Zoo to see the famous Pandas :)
Tickets cost 20 CNY (about £2)
We were happy with that. Us Scots love a good old bargain.
Our first stop in the zoo was the panda enclosure we were greeted by 5 rather large blank and white fur balls who sat proud as punch eating their bamboo.
We managed to snap a few pics before heading on to gift shop where Colin wanted to get his children some Beijing gifts. He saw gold coins with the chinese animals of the year you were born so thought that would be a good gift. The only problem was, we had no idea which animal represented which year.....
After some drawing pictures on a pieceof paper and some shirades style acting they finally understood which ones we were after.
We soon moved onto the rest of the park, which wasnt up to much to be honest. Everything was pretty run down and the animals looked pretty poorly treated.
6pm finally came and it was park closing time so we got a taxi back to the hotel before taking a trip up to Wangfujing, which is the shopping district and up market part of Beijing.
We took a trip round a few shops and then stopped for a few beers where a local taught us some Chinese. We then found an Irish pub where we continued on the sauce!
The merrier we got, the more we wanted to sample some Chinese clubs so we grabbed a taxi up to Bar Street. We tried Hooters, however, it closed at 2am and had just missed it so went to a wee bar across the road.
£8 for a pint so we didnt hang around for long and went over to a British sort of pub called the Den, which was better priced and had a lot of tourists in.....
The rest of the night becomes a haze until 6am when we arrive back at the hotel with a sausage mcmuffin in hand!