Cribs Beijing: Second Bedroom

Cribs-Beijing-second-brWow. The kitchen tour was an intense one. I’m feeling a little worn out, so you must be too. How about we go with the second bedroom next? That way you can take a quick nap and also get a sense of the room that you may stay in if you come and visit in person. And if this doesn’t work for you, I’ll show you the living room couches later. That’s another option.

The second bedroom is a multi-purpose room for us. We currently are storing our luggage in the corner, and we haven’t yet gotten around to making the bed. The floor-to-ceiling shelving unit along the wall is not as conducive to clothes storage as you might think, so we have taken to putting miscellaneous items there for now. The second bedroom also holds our wireless router, which is a bit of a bummer because it’s a little removed from the most-used living spaces, which means a weaker signal where we really want it. We’re considering getting a longer cable.

View of the second bedroom from the hallway door.

View of the second bedroom from the hallway door.

Just to remind you that the tour transition from kitchen to the second bedroom actually fits, here’s a picture of that special window again, this time from the second bedroom side.  Whenever we cook, we make sure it’s closed to keep the smell contained to the kitchen.

The views from the second bedroom's window leave a little something to be desired.

I'll admit it. The views from the second bedroom's window leave a little something to be desired.

This is a good time to point out that safety codes in China are not as strict as in the US.  And even if they were, they likely wouldn’t be evenly enforced anyway.  In the US, you couldn’t classify a room as a bedroom unless there was a window to the outside in it.  In China, that’s not important.

On that note, are you ready to visit yet?  For now, why don’t you take a quick nap, and we’ll continue the tour when you wake up.

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