The van Hasselt family had a fun day out in Shunyi and thought it would be nice to share. Really without the busy weekday traffic, Shunyi is not that far away. A 20 minute Taxi and you are there from Sanyuanqiao. Every time I go to Shunyi I feel like I am leaving Beijing and going on a little holiday. Our first stop was at the magical Green T House. The first time I went to Green T House I am in awe of the serenity. The second time I took my four year old for some lantern making classes during the holidays and this magical place did not let us down. My daughter was blown away by the surroundings and she had a good run outside pretending to be a fairy and unicorn. The gardens of Green T House are perfect for these kind of adventures. Find Green T House Here.
Next we took a car to Pinnacle Plaza searching for one of the finalists of the Pizza Cup. Our map let us down and we had to find another spot to devour dinner. Low and behold we found a restaurant with a playground outside. Now, Lakers Pizza is not the best restaurant around, but we have to pick our battles as parents. Did I mention there was a playground? While we indulged in drinks my daughter ran around on the playground. She got nice and dirty, like kids do when real fun is being had. We ordered pizzas, none of them would be considered the best pizza ever. But this did not matter as we enjoyed clean air and the sun on our faces. The wine was drinkable and it was hard not to enjoy sitting on a porch somewhere listening to country music. Find Lakers here. Life is good in the suburbs of Beijing.
Picture Credit: Jessica and Pauline