June 25, 2012 in Food, Markets
In Beijing there are very few place that sell imported beer, which is a PROBLEM! However I recently stumbled into a little market that sells a very respected array of micro brew beers, spirits, tobacco, and even hookah. This little hole in the wall market is located in Sanlitun and is considered to be a local secret. The atmosphere is very relaxed, if you want to hangout and drink some beer your welcomed to sit at one of the few tables or you can just grab a couple roadies. I highly recommend stop in and check their selection out!
Tears in Heaven Beer Market:
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June 19, 2012 in Beijing Interns, Markets
Last week we went to a DVD shop to pick up some movies, so we had something to watch on our down time while visiting Beijing. DVD shops are a dime a dozen in the city, you can literally walk down any relatively crowded street and you’ll see at least two them. The shops are very up to date in their selections and sell at a very reasonable in prices (10-15 rmb depending on the quality). Though these movies are copies, the quality of them are nearly exact to the originals. I strongly recommend finding one of these shops if your a big movie connoisseur or just enjoy an occasional flick….
This DVD shop is located in the central part of the Sanlitun Mall; in the alley right outside the nigh clubs!
April 10, 2012 in Beijing Shopping, DIY, Health, Markets
Last week, we found this Chinese man selling Ginseng at the Sihuan Market (四环综合市场). He had different types, some were super expensive while others were affordable. We bought two Ginseng roots for about 40 RMB ($6). I like taking Ginseng for the energy effect. If you grade some of the root into a cup and seep it in hot water, you can make a potent energy tonic. Our friend Sun said that if you take too much wild Ginseng, you can get sick or die. I was reading earlier and found that Ginseng contains saponins, which can be toxic in high quantities. I guess she was right after all. I am pretty sure that the Ginseng we bought was farmed and not wild, so I am not too worried.
January 9, 2012 in Beijing Shopping, Markets
Directions to Laitai Plant Market
Laitai Market is a great place to find indoor plants and small pets. We recently had a social activity with My China Opportunity and explored the market.
Beware of plant pests! When buying plants thoroughly inspect your plant, to make sure you don’t bring any unwanted creatures home. I had a white fly invasion, which infected EVERYTHING. I now add worm castings (worm poop), into all of my potted plants. It somehow deters white flies and also makes your plants stronger. A natural fertilizer!