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One Night in Ho Hai!

A few days ago, I met up with another couchsurfer and her friend for a tour of a famous little section of Beijing.

First, we strolled down a shopping district near to Tiananmen Square chatting about life in China… (I’m learning a lot about what Chinese think about Americans. It’s pretty interesting. I’m not American, but it’s giving me a business idea I’ll share with you at another time)

Then, took a bus to another area called Drum Tower…
even the ducks were out that night

and then on to Ho Hai. Great atmosphere, gondola-style, foot-powered boats cruise a lake surrounded by restaurants with solo performers.
Nice area to bring a date!
Jamaican-style cool in the streets of Ho Hai!
Traditional street performers
Sunny, Walt and Suzie

Couchsurfing Party!

Subject: Jamaican in China!–Couchsurfing party!

Date: September 6, 2010 9:12:25 AM GMT+08:00

So, my adventure in Beijing, China continues. As a member of the Beijing group on the couchsurfing.org site, I found out about a Saturday evening gathering. As it was just a short walk from where I’m staying in Sanlitun, I decided to attend. Well-attended with a lot of international representation.

Now, I’m more of a stay-on-the-side-and-observe-reluctant-party-mingler, but I find the atmosphere here in Beijing makes it much easier to meet people.

Plus, party emcee, Trevor H, did his best to introduce me to as many people as possible. Thanks, Trevor!

There was great conversation, new contacts for future travels, and even a double proposal to punctuate the night!

I envision the blogging getting less verbose as I do more living and less writing about it!

(from left to right) America and China meet Jamaica and France

Yvonne from Germany, was it?


Inner Mongolia

Singapore and France

Double proposal! No, I wasn’t the one being proposed to, or doing the proposing!


The party moves outside, then to two different nightclubs!

You’ll have to see some other party-goer’s account of the rest of the night!

At that point, I called it a night and headed home!

NEXT: One Night in Ho Hai!