BEIJING, CHINA - MORE PICTURES

Man playing a Chinese instrument in the park around the Temple of Heaven.

Man playing a Chinese instrument in the park around the Temple of Heaven.

Temple of Heaven.

Temple of Heaven.

Men playing Chinese Chess in the park by the Temple of Heaven.

Men playing Chinese Chess in the park by the Temple of Heaven.

The kids at the subway.  Always an adventure! 

The kids at the subway.  Always an adventure! 

The "Noodle Guy" doing a kind of dance to stretch the noodle as long as possible for good luck for Joseph's birthday.  It was amazing what he could do with the noodle without it touching the ground - like a ribbon.  You can also see our hot pot cooking in the middle of the table.  You would just cook your food right in front of you in a pot that was 1/2 spicy broth and 1/2 regular broth.  YUM!

The "Noodle Guy" doing a kind of dance to stretch the noodle as long as possible for good luck for Joseph's birthday.  It was amazing what he could do with the noodle without it touching the ground - like a ribbon.  You can also see our hot pot cooking in the middle of the table.  You would just cook your food right in front of you in a pot that was 1/2 spicy broth and 1/2 regular broth.  YUM!

This picture was taken on a street that sold all kinds of strange, icky foods.  They had them on sticks and would fry them up for you.  This picture showed scorpions (alive) & sea horses.  But we also saw giant crickets, silk worms, tarantulas, lizards, and star fish.  They also sold small birds ready to eat.  Needless to say, we weren't overly tempted to have dinner here! 

This picture was taken on a street that sold all kinds of strange, icky foods.  They had them on sticks and would fry them up for you.  This picture showed scorpions (alive) & sea horses.  But we also saw giant crickets, silk worms, tarantulas, lizards, and star fish.  They also sold small birds ready to eat.  Needless to say, we weren't overly tempted to have dinner here!