Something crazy has been happening in Beijing lately; I haven’t been freezing all day everyday! Ok, so it’s still cold once the sun goes down, but the days have been quite mild. It was quite polluted over Friday night and Saturday morning but, as soon as it got down to our self imposed “acceptable level” (not really acceptable by real standards though) of AQI below 200, Justin and I were out the door ready to soak up the “warm weather”.
We’re so lucky in our current place as we’re just a pleasant few minutes walk from one of our favourite little quiet spots: Confucius Temple. This was my third visit (I’ve been once before with Justin and once before with my mum) and it was just as lovely as the other times. If you get the chance to go in the middle of winter, it’s best to go about 1-2 hours before closing time (closing is 5pm). That way you get the best of the winter light as the sun begins to set. But it’s lovely at any time. The Confucious Temple is usually not too crowded and I always see it as a little, quiet sanctuary in Beijing!
After our temple visit we bought some candied fruit from a vendor. I’ve tried it before, but Justin hadn’t, so we couldn’t resist. I think hawthorn berries are the traditional fruit but we had one with a mix of strawberries and hawthorn. Good job because the hawthorn berries were really sour!
What did you get up to this weekend?