Nixon's favorite restaurant
Tian took us to Bei Hai park when we went to visit him in Beijing last weekend. The park was big, and has a large lake in the center. It was a beautiful park, and we were there just before dusk.
Tian told us the lake is artificial, and near the big temple-like place on an island in the middle there was a restaurant that he said was President Nixon's favorite in China.
It was an expensive restaurant (168 kuai per person), but it was cool. Tian's friends and cousins came with us to eat. We got to eat hump meat (camel), some expensive seafood no one could translate in to English for us, and an interesting fish.
I am glad we got time to visit Tian and go see Tian'anmen Square and the Beijing Zoo, it was great being on our own for a little while. Tian is supposed to start his summer finance job this week, and he is very excited for it. It was very cool to watch him in his environment here and tell us all the little tidbits he knows about his hometown.