This is the finest Ramen the world has ever seen. I mean it's fantastic, like super tasty. When you order they even ask if you want your noodles soft, normal or firm. This is the Tonkotsu Ramen. Mmm...
If you go there's always a line, so try and go early or late for either lunch or dinner. But if you're in Tokyo you gotta go.
So, if you're asking why its so good, well, everything about it really. The broth is fantastic, makes you crazy thirsty but it's just packed with tasty porky flavor. Just go and see for yourself.
And if you're adventurous try this one, it's the Cheese Ramen. And it too, is just too damn tasty. Granted it's very very different than anything you normally expect out of a bowl of Ramen but give it a chance, it's really worth it.
You do have to wonder a bit don't you? I mean it was 55' outside. I was wearing a coat and a scarf. And no, she wasn't wearing stockings or anything. I guess when you reach that next level of cool you're just impervious to temperature.
The Great Wall of China. The number 1 reason I'm in Beijing. And to say it's impressive is an understatement. It's AMAZING.
I went to the section of the wall called Mutianyu. You start at the foot of the mountain where all the touristy stalls are and take a cable car to the top. You can walk as well but it's 2 hour hike if your in good shape. Once you get to the top you really have a 360 degree view and it's just breathtaking.
When you look down the wall and follow it into the distance it seems to go on forever. It's an incredible testament to China and what people can do. Without the cable car and following a path its several hours to hike up to the wall. Can you imagine it with a load of bricks? How they ever built it mystifies me.
If you can make it to the Wall try and find a quiet spot and just look around and you'll get the same feeling I had. I can't describe it. It's a mix of amazement, wonder, awe, mortality and a dozen other feelings. The only other place that gave me the same feeling was the Grand Canyon. They are very different (the Wall being man made) but they have the same magnitude. If you have the opportunity to see the Great Wall of China you have to take it. There is nothing else like it, don't miss out.
And if you do go to Mutianyu, when you get to the wall from the cable car, take a right turn and walk for an hour or so and you'll reach The Great Toboggan. So. Much. Fun. And yes, the sign in the distance does say "DONT STOP" .