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Beijing After Dark April 28, 2014

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When we arrived into Beijing, we got a taxi to our hotel. After a short walk around the area, we came back to meet up with our tour group. We are on Contiki’s China Adventure and we are excited beyond belief!

After a brief introduction to what we can expect over the next two weeks, we all walk together towards the Wangfujing Night Market. I had heard it was exotic and shocking to Westerners, but what I wasn’t prepared for was the smell! You could literally smell it a block away and it burned my nose. So many odd scents mixing together and wafting in the evening air.
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Everything at the market is served on a stick and the locals come in droves to buy them. They had all kinds of delicacies including starfish, snakes, beetles, organs, squid and more. It was a bit nauseating after a while, but I braved the smell to snap a few pictures!
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Instead of dining on these ‘street snacks’, our group headed across the street to the mall for dinner.
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But we’re still a little queasy after seeing the market and a day full of travel, so we decide to walk around the mall instead of eating.
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We’re staying in the Sunworld Hotel and it was actually quite nice. We’re ready for our first full day of our tour tomorrow!
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