Weishuqu Guest House
Travel Blogs from Beijing
Started the day late today and went with my host Marinus to see the CCTV building and go up the tallest tower in Beijing. The smog was very bad so the view was pretty much nonexistent. We then went to an old observatory and saw astronomical instruments made by the Jesuits hundreds of years ago and followed that with a walk along the Ming Wall ruins. ...
... and domestic. And vendors selling hats and assorted other souvenirs. There were also numerous photographers anxious to take photos of groups or individuals for an outrageous price.
The police and army presence was also great. I guess they were on the lookout for anyone trying to mount a political demonstration or otherwise protest something. I stayed on my best behavior.
In the center of the square were two massive ...
... attempting to stab each other with a sword. Eventually, they both
lost their weapons and attempted to fist fight each other in the
dark. The fighting was quite and impressive and involved a lot of
acrobatics. During the action scenes, the music is quite and intense.
The second story was about a woman trying to find her lover who ran
away from home. The women sing in a very high, falsetto voice and
also speak in a very high pitched, drawn out way. I ...
... León, como es chinita y hasta los mismos chinos la confunden se va a llamar por el resto del viaje Min Mei, y Mariana Piazza, como le paran sacando fotos y mirandola como si fuera modelo (hoy en la Villa olímpica un chinito se le acerco y le pidió si se podía tomar una foto con ella!) se va a llamar Heidi porque dice que se siente como Heidi Klum en China! Le vamos a regalar un sostén de diamantes falsos!
Bueno, acá termino nuestro día. Mañana, la tan esperada Muralla ...
... we had to circle for awhile before the air traffic cleared for us to land. By the time we got to the Metro Lido Hotel (taxi ride was 50 RMB – 40 plus 10 for toll), it was so late that we didn't have time to walk around like we had planned, let alone have time for dinner. We had an early flight out tomorrow morning, so we just checked in and went up to our room.
Shanghai weather: high of 95 degrees
Beijing weather: high of 88 degrees