Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Beijing, Welcoming the Year of the Dragon


These photos do not do justice to the crazy evening of 22th January 2012, the beginning of the year of the Dragon.

We spent the evening in a small bar in one of the Hutong Districts, at midnight we went up onto the roof to see the whole of Beijing lit up by fireworks. It was a really insane experience, afterwards we all agreed that it made western New Year look pretty tame.


After half an hour on the roof in -10 degrees we decided to go back to the where we were staying, the street was like a Super Mario game, we had to dodge fireworks at any angle. The last photo taken was a very close call.


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