Parents- Day 5- Chaoyang Park
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April 19th, 2008 – by: princeza_9
We did a lot of wandering around, and we went inside the Sony ExploraScience center. It was so much fun!! There was a lot in there, from light to sound waves.
Iâ€™m sometimes easily amused. So what?
After that, it was more wandering around. I was thinking about bungee jumping, but the thing looked inaccessible and closed. So at the cherry blossoms, it was photo op time. So after being an impromptu model, we kept walking until we found some 5-on-5 soccer matches that we watched for a few minutes. It seemed that the players were a mix of Chinese and foreigners.
Overall, Chaoyang Park was nice, but I prefer Tiantan since I like temples. Though there is more space and open area at Chaoyang Park.
So after some time at home, we took a taxi to the Chaoyangmen area since thatâ€™s where the hot pot restaurant was that I wanted to try. Itâ€™s called I Rock My Pot (see review below). It was so good! The menu was in English, and there was someone who knew enough English to know what I meant since I did the ordering. Unfortunately, as Iâ€™m well-enough-versed in hot pot, I forgot to explain the intricacies to my parents. So once we got that settled, it was a good meal. The waitress helped us out, and the fact that they had individual pots and DIY dipping sauces made it more fun.
After dinner we found a bakery that I wanted to try. So my parents each got something and I got a brownie and two somethings. From there, it was a taxi home. Turned out that our desserts werenâ€™t that good. China hasnâ€™t quite figured out desserts. But Iâ€™ve since read that the Chinese donâ€™t like things that are too sweet (it was an article about Oreos needing to be less sweet- sacrilege!). That was it for the dayâ€¦
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