Klaus Estrugo Eckstein and Monika Pandey Estrugo arrived in Beijing from Germany with daughters Amisha (8) and Elina (5) three years ago, more than enough time for the German/Spanish/Indian family to build up some family favorites! Here are some of their Beijing picks.
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Place to Bring Friends From Home
Jingshan Park on Sundays between 2 and 5 pm for amazing song-and-dance performances by ordinary folks!
Din Tai Fung. They have the best baozi.
Outdoor Play Space
Side Park near Lido, which has a skating rink, children’s playing area and space for kite flying.
A mountain trek to the Great Wall at Mutianyu and either fishing or sliding down the
toboggan, followed by lunch at an outdoor eatery.
Rainy Day Activity
A trip to one of Beijing’s bookstores. Chaterhouse in The Place and the Poplar Kids Republic Picture Book Store in Jianwai Soho have nice reading areas and always have something new.
Kid’s Clothing Shop
Decathlon has very good quality and prices – for kids and for parents!
Swimming in San Quan Club, followed by sandwiches and cakes with hot chocolate
in Q’s Café.
We just love bingtang hulu, the sugarcoated haw on a stick.