Daddy's Week Off

Nihao Beijing 6: Daddy’s Week Off from Work

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This summer, Daddy Park decided to take a week off from work during the last week of L1’s school holiday. I have to admit that it somewhat started off on the wrong foot (a post on that and what I learned coming soon). Fortunately, the week ended with all of us feeling nostalgic, the kids wishing for more.

So what did we do during our week long holiday?

Here’s a rough itinerary, which I’ll go into more details during the next few weeks. For now, the links below will redirect you to other sites until my own stories are done:

Monday afternoon, we went to the Hello! My Ocean and the 3D Art Museum.
Tuesday: We took a cab to Gubei Water town and stayed there overnight.
Wednesday: We came back from Gubei Water Town and had time to go swimming after!
Thursday: We went to 798’s Pace Beijing’s Team Lab exhibition, had a great lunch at Schindler’s Autoladestelle’s nearby, and then went to the Beijing Train Museum (L2 slept the whole time we were there!)
Friday: We chilled at home. My husband and I went for a massage in the afternoon, took the kids out for swimming and then came home.

This is part of the reason I haven’t really been posting updates recently.
Another is because I’ve been helping connect influencers (the general term for bloggers, vloggers, etcetera) across China. It’s still a small group, but I’m looking forward to seeing it grow. 😊

Click here to see who are some of the bloggers currently active in China and here for the currently active vloggers.

I’m also working on another project where I get to hopefully share more community-powered stories on raising expat kids in Beijing. Fingers crossed; stay tuned for that!

What’s your favorite place to visit in Beijing? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below!


  1. Oohhhh, couples massages sounds amazing! I need one of those. I visited Beijing a few years back for the Great Wall and I loved it. Such a cool city and so much to do. I hope you and your family are enjoying it!

  2. I love how you spent most of your week doing kids activities but left the best for the last day – massages. I bet you guys needed them after all the museums and kid hangouts. Looking forward to more posts from you in the near future, we miss your Chinese updates over at the Korean Bloggers group.

    1. Yes, we saved the best for last, haha. We were knocked out!
      Aww thanks! I’m going to try to share there as well more often. Thank you for visiting! 🙂

  3. A week off sounds just about right. I think I would have dropped the kids off with grandma and grandpa and then escaped to some island destination. I really like the idea of connecting vloggers and bloggers together but is across a whole continent too unwieldly?

  4. I haven’t been to Beijing but based on your story, there’s so much things to do there. I’ll definitely check out all the tips in your blog when I plan my trip. I’m looking forward to read about your community-powered stories on raising expat kids in Beijing.

  5. Very exciting happenings! Are you guys living in China now? Or just enjoying a vacation? Well, anyway it sounds like you guys had a good mix of activities~ things for the little ones and some relaxing time for mom and dad. A massage sounds pretty good right now.

    1. We’re currently based here and living the life. ^^ Thank you! Yes, we love our massages! It’s much cheaper here than it was in Korea! Haha thank you for commenting! ^^

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