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Why I adore nights in Beijing

All my memories of warm Beijing summer evening get-togethers merge into one. Dancing at the 798 art district Yen party, grabbing meals at cozy Yunnanese restaurants, sipping carefully crafted cocktails at the Apothecary, and wandering around Sanlitun with Taurin, Re, Vicky, and James.

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“I have noticed that when all the lights are on, people tend to talk about what they are doing-their outer lives. Sitting round in candlelight or firelight, people start to talk about how they are feeling-their inner lives. They speak subjectively, they argue less, there are longer pauses.” – By Jeanette Winterson from Why I Adore Night

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    Ashleylbaluyut@gmail.com
    August 1, 2011 at 4:51 am

    Gosh I think you’ve captured the spirit of night time in Beijing so wonderfully, yours is one of my favorite blogs to look through–you have the best photos 🙂

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      Sewon
      August 2, 2011 at 1:14 am

      Thank you, Ashley! You know I always read your blog when I feel homesick. You always have such good stories and photos from around the west coast.

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    Caroline Hancox
    August 1, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Wow, Beijing looks completely gorgeous! Its definitely on my ‘places to go’ list. Thanks for the comment you left on my blog, yours is lovely. I’ll be visiting again!

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      Sewon
      August 2, 2011 at 1:17 am

      It definitely has its charms. I hope you’ll be able to visit Beijing sometime!

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    Seulkee Yi
    August 1, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I looove your photos!

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      Sewon
      August 2, 2011 at 1:17 am

      Thank you!

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    Galine
    August 1, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I’ve stumbled upon your blog & just wanted to say, you take such lovely photos &, you were born in South Korea! South Korea is a very special place for me, I lived there for 3 years and love the people & the culture. Beijing looks amazing! I wish I had travelled there when I was in Seoul…maybe one day! And oh, the delicious food…mm….I love the different varieties of food in Asia (& it’s usually so cheap!)

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      Sewon
      August 2, 2011 at 1:21 am

      Ohh I’ll have to get in touch with you about Korea recommendations! I’ll be sure to tell you my Beijing secret food spots if you make it there sometime.

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    Vicky
    August 1, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    You’ve captured Beijing’s character at night so well!
    Hope Seoul is treating you even better 😀

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      Sewon
      August 2, 2011 at 1:29 am

      Ohh Seoul is great. You should definitely come visit next time you’re in Beijing!

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    Lindsey
    August 1, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    It sounds (and looks) like such a magical time. And oh my word, that spread of food looks amazing. I could eat it all :O lol

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      Sewon
      August 2, 2011 at 1:29 am

      Yeah! It’s Yunnanese food so they use lots of mint leaves and mild spices to season the dishes. Yum!

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