Fall is a great time of year to visit Beijing. When we were there a few years ago (late-September early October) the weather was perfect – warm, sunny and dry. Did you know that Beijing has more attractions than any other city in China? Highlights of our trip were touring the magnificent Forbidden City and walking along the Great Wall of China. If you are planning to visit Beijing this year or sometime soon, consider taking one of these fun Top 10 Sightseeing Tours:
Located on China’s south coast, Hong Kong is famous for it’s spectacular panoramic skyline views atop Victoria Peak and beautiful Victoria Harbor (the largest harbor in China). As China’s shopping and business mecca, Hong Kong’s unique culture combines
Chinese and Western elements – it’s a great vacation destination!
We love playing tourist in San Francisco – it’s such a FUN city to explore, walk, eat, shop… and people-watch! One of our latest adventures took us to Chinatown for the day. We headed over to the Fortune Cookie Factory – it’s been around for over 40 years and today it’s still a popular tourist attraction. Did you know that Fortune Cookies originated here in San Francisco? What better place to see how fortune cookies are made – it’s a fascinating process. And sample them too – I’ve never been a lover of fortune cookies (I do like the fortunes inside), but these are fresh, crispy and delicious. The small narrow shop only holds about 10 people at a time, so it’s no surprise to find a line out the door, especially on weekends and during peak tourist season.
Wing Lee Bakery isn’t your typical bakery. This one offers fabulous freshly-made Dim Sum at extremely reasonable prices. It’s no wonder that there’s usually a line out the door. All the better to work up an appetite!
The Dim Sum is larger than most you’ll see in other Chinese restaurants, especially the Steamed BBQ Pork Buns (filled with hearty chunks of tasty pork) and Sticky Rice with Chicken wrapped in Lotus Leaf — both of which are delicious and filling.
Order your Dim Sum “To Go” and let us know how you think it rates.
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