Summer of 2010. I spent five glorious days in Beijing, China. It was awesome. I was going home to visit my family in Jakarta when I figured I might as well tack on a few days and visit an old friend who was living in Beijing at the time (Hi Jarkko!). I had never been to China, I had a place to stay, so why the hell not, right? So I bought my ticket in like April, and waited eagerly for the trip. Unfortunately, about a few weeks before the trip, my friend told me that due to some sucky unforeseen circumstances he wasn’t going to be in Beijing at the time of my visit. DOOM! That was a total bummer. But anyways, he told me I can still stay at his place and he’ll have his friends (which consisted exclusively of Swedish dudes) show me around town. Well, seeing that I’m not the type who would say no to
Swedish dudes a free baller apartment in the middle of an exotic city, I was stoked!
So there I was. In the middle of a strange city (where by the way, NO ONE speaks English – seriously, it was mindblowing), hangin’ out with a bunch of Swedish dudes, and having the best time of my life.
Okay. Since I have spent a total of five days in Beijing, I now consider myself an expert (obviously). So here is what I suggest you do (food-wise), when you find yourself in Beijing: