Unless you've been interred in a mausoleum you'll know that Beijing is home to some of the world's most awe-inspiring building and the epicentre of the contemporary Chinese art market. Add in a smorgasbord of regional cuisines and China's capital has plenty of spangles to keep you smiling.
Make the most of your me-time with these eat n' explore suggestions tailored for one.
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The following Mandarin phrase will come in handy...
Boo Yao! :
I am afraid I am uninterested in your cheap socks, crappy DVDs or dreadful trinkets!