|market sales woman|
When I arrived at Beijing airport, as soon as I have left the plane, I could smell Beijing air - the bad one, that you have on these yellowish days, especially in winter, when they burn coal for heating, when the smog limits the sight. I saw these brownish sandy grounds as far as I could see, and the bold grey trees.
That's Beijing in winter. It's dusty and cold. And I like it! It's this special charm that you don't find in other countries.
But the more charming winter sights in Beijing are the frozen lakes. So was the canal in North Sanlitun that goes past the Lufthansa Centre.
|lonely fisher at the frozen canal in Sanlitun, Beijing|
Beijing luckily has many sunny winter days that make look the dusty city very friendly. If you dress warm - like going for skiing - you can enjoy some outdoor activities.
|ice skating Chinese style on frozen Hohai lake|
Ice skaters can have fun in Ritan Park and around Hohai Lake. There are those skating chairs and bikes for rent that are typical for Beijing winters. It is real fun for everybody.