After nearly getting through the most complicated work arrangement ever between the Mid-Aurtumn Day and National Day, we have only one more day to go for a 7-day long holiday. Any ideas about how to spend this holiday? Maybe you can share your plans with us here.
Certainly, me first. To be honest, I don’t have any specific plans for it. Neither am I planning to go outside Beijing in fear of the avalanche of people and the nerve-wracking traffic-jams. That doesn’t mean, however, that I will lie lazily in bed these days. Here are some of my ideas, several options I may have during the time:
1. Go to the suburbs. It’s nice staying at a peasant’s courtyard for one night, enjoying the serenity in the countryside, savoring the original dishes cooked by the host, picking grapes or apples in the orchids, and the like. It will keep you away for a while from the crowds and hullabaloos in the city. A home-cooked dish has turned into a rare delicacy, shall we feel sad or happy?
2. Go to some concerts. I barely have enough time doing this during the workdays, though I love it very much. So, 7 days are long enough for me to do it. To my delight, there will be some wonderful concerts then in the National Center for Performing Arts, also known as the Big Egg, and some other venues. I guess there will be lots of choices at my hand then.
3. Go to some sightseeing spots. I like The Fragrance Hill, the Summer Palace, and the Olympic Forest Green is just in my vicinity. I love to go to the Fragrance Hill in the early morning before tourists swarm there. I love to go to the Summer Palace before the sunset, because I think the place is in its greatest splendor in the setting sun.
And I also love the greenness in the Olympic Forest Green, where exuberant trees and plants grow everywhere( Of course, also because it is the nearest place I can go, only one or two kilometers from my home). It’s nice just roaming along the paths among the trees, inhaling the fresh morning air in the woods. Some unknown flowers, seemingly planted at randoms, are still blooming. The big park seems never that crowded even if people come and go group by group thanks to it vastness. Here your mood will never be spoiled because of too many people.
A simple plan, right? Do share yours with me.