ross, silvia and i left beijing for 2 days to see our friend anna's cute hometown langfang just an hour south of the city. it's a middle sized city with few foreign visitors, so we got blatantly stared at and even followed by some chinos who couldn't believe we were there i guess. strangers even asked us to take pictures with them.
the rest of the week we hung out at home painting and watching lost for the most part. we walked some around our area finding all kinds of new things including an abandoned hotel in classical chinese architecture style and dozens of imperial animal sculptures but we couldn't tell how old they are, or if they're fakes (a common problem here with antiques). a fun week overall :)
ross, silvia, and anna in langfang's central park.
one of maybe 15 couples at the park taking wedding pictures while we were there
silvia at the abandoned hotel
moi dans l'hotel abandonne