We had a great Sunday with Hugo and Diana at Beihai Park. We relaxed in the gardens on the north side of the park, then caught the boat over to the little island, and climbed up to the white dagoba. It’s a bit like the Jersey Turnpike here, every few minutes you need to stop at another checkpoint and pay another couple kwai to keep going. The view from the top, though, is worth the sweat and the yuan. You can see the sloping golden roofs of the Forbidden City, and see them surrounded by skyscrapers in all directions.
For more pictures (Mom and Sylvana!), here’s my facebook photo album.