This is the beach in Beidahei. Reviews on the internet warned us of dirty beaches, the filthy sea and general untidy nature of the place. Well im not sure where they went. We found it absolutely spotless, nice sandy beaches and a great change from the sweltering heat of central Beijing. Admittedly, when we went it was mildly windy and the sea was absolutely freezing. But you can't have anything can you?
And finally, a picture that I really like. This is the skyline of the Financial Disctrict in Beijing where we stayed for the last few nights. On the very last night, after a few drinks, we walked back to the hotel. It was perfectly calm, wondrously warm and was, all in all, a splendid way to finish off my time in China.