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Ni Hao Beijing!

Business and Leisure Trip in One - March 2011

7 °C

It was 5 to 7 degrees celsius. And I was loving the cold.

From my Korea Trip, I had a one week rest to prepare for an International Hair Show in Beijing. It was the first that L'oreal has brought to Asia one of the biggest Hair Show in the world- Haute Coiffure Francaise which is normally held in Paris.
With me were our L'Oreal Instituional Artists: Danny Katalbas of Emphasis Salon, Francis Lee of Bridges Salon and Emphasis Salon Owner Mr Teng Roma and Bianca Consunji of Metro Magazine.

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Our trip was a mixture of learning and fun.

Beijing, which was also known as Peking, houses some of China's cultural pride such as The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, The People's Palace, and of course the Great Wall of China.

The Great Wall of China
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*Make sure to bring a bottle of drinking water when you go here.

Birds Nest (Olympics)
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We also visited the Hutong Area. This represents ancient Beijing. These are old traditional houses in courtyard and walled format which is connected to each other. If you're an animal lover like me, you'd be fascinated to see cute over-weight dogs walking around the area or guarding their respective courtyards. You can tour around this very interesting area through their pedicabs.

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One cute chubby pom guarding his courtyard :)

Food is heavenly good. Thanks to Bianca who has done good research on food there. Pecking Duck should not be missed. Try Da Dong for the best and mouth-watering pecking duck.

Beijing's Street Food
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Dadong's Famous Pecking Duck
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Shopping isn't much exciting, but at least they have H&M there.

March for me is a good time to visit Beijing, unless you wanted to spend winter there which starts December.

I will surely visit Beijing again... maybe next year with my hubby this time. :)

Posted by YAMberries 22:35 Archived in China

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