Rode my bike to Tiananmen today to go see Mao. After going through the security checkpoint, I get flagged down and asked to open my bag. Low and behold, I had forgotten about my brass knuckles and was politely asked to exit the premises. Don’t you hate when that happens?
The white pillar building is the National Museum of China. On the way home, I thought I’d stop in Wangfujing for some lunch. Although the squid was delicious, the sauce was horrible, like a badly fermented soy sauce. Whatever, I still ate it. It took me 15 minutes to bike from Shuangjing to Tiananmen, largely due to the big bike lanes. For someone who rides a fixed gear in one of the most populated cities in the world, spacious bike lanes are appreciated.