April 21, 2011

Staying healthy in Beijing

Beijing Tai Chi © Evelyn Howard 2011

It’s quite nice to watch this large group of students rehearsing the Tai Chi.

Beijing Tai Chi © Evelyn Howard 2011

The slow movements are quite therapeutic… but when someone fails to keep up, it is quite obvious from our 9th floor r0om.

Basket ball court and blue sky © Evelyn Howard 2011

There are usually lots of groups here playing, but in the early morning, it is rather quiet.

Tofu for breakfast © Evelyn Howard 2011

Tofu topped with coriander and a savoury gravy must be a healthy breakfast… an acquired taste, I think… I enjoyed it.

Chinese dumplings © Evelyn Howard 2011

Don’t like sloppy food like tofu? Locals love dumplings.

Red strawberries © Evelyn Howard 2011

Strawberries are very sweet at the moment…

Great Wall © Evelyn Howard 2011

Need more excitement? Go the the Great Wall and walk… More pictures later!

Hope you are having a nice week.


Francisca said...

Oooh... this feels like home. I must be a little homesick. I've always wanted to capture a group of elders doing Taijiquan in a park early in the morning, but I'm so seldom up and about early! :-D Warm tofu in sweet syrup and fresh jiaozi, YUM! And I see you were on the Wanli Changcheng with the trees in bloom, wonderful, with cooler weather!

[I'm still in Austria. Next Tuesday I return to Bucharest where I'll work until end-June. Long trip is right. Am enjoying the good life mostly ;-) but miss my honey; our longest separation in 26 years!]

Dani said...

Great photos! Im going on a school trip to the Great Wall this weekend. Yippee. But the weather is a bit colder, isn't it?

I plan to visit Beijing for May holidays. Will drop you a line if you are in BJ.

Stay warm

Sadami said...

Dear Evelyn,
Wow!! What wonderful photos, so interesting and look so yammy! But don't forget coming back to Australia.
Cheers, Sadami

Ana Goncalves said...

What a truly inspiring place, full of insight and beauty. It is wonderful to see the students practicing tai chi.
Happy to hear you are enjoying these pleasurable experiences.
Happy Creative every day.

diane b said...

Thanks for the peep at goings on in Beijing. I would love to walk on the wall and eat dumplings but not tofu.

Kaori said...

Waking up so early AND exercise! They must be really healthy! Hope you'll post more photos of the Great Wall...the one you posted is fantastic ;D

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