Kelamayi Xuelian Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... the cleaners could clear the plates and started eating any leftover food and drinking what was left in the cans! Geoff was determined not to leave them anything to eat, even getting his spork out to finish of the remainder of the food! They looked very well fed so I didn’t feel sorry for them! We also found a star bucks and a patisserie so we are going to treat ourselves to Sunday brunch tomorrow before heading over to try and see Mao’s tomb before it closes ...
... 8221;, but I didn't. The trains were completely packed nearly the whole time. The trains had a few surprises with the TV’s on the trains and the animated advertisements on the tunnel walls. In all, the getting to Tiananmen was an experience in its self. Once at Tiananmen, the overwhelming feeling of awe was astounding. Seeing the thousands upon thousands of citizens and foreigners was an amazing cite. The architecture of the Forbidden city was ...
As usual, it was frustrating to place my order, and once I did, I realized I’d ordered WAY too much food. However, I was hungry (I hadn’t eaten since my Sichuan lunch the day before), and it was tasty, so I downed every morsel. I heard a voice behind me say “It’s easy to get fat here.” I immediately concurred, and so began my discussion with Andrew, a London professional who’d been working in Beijing ...
... changes so much! All I want to do is connect to people, but there are constant barriers! I guess life is about overcoming these barriers and finding pure connections, maybe. Life is about lots of things.
Today we went to a shopping center in downtown and I had legitimate culture shock. Like I realized I am truly not in the US, and at one point I was stunned more than I ever have been in my entire life. Like I was in ...
... sleeping. During the night I woke up
probably 5 or 6 times, every time the train would stop I'd wake up. I
think because I was getting used to the train motion and then when it
would stop my body would automatically know; it was a long and
interesting night. Despite the uncomfortable bed( wasn't as bad as
the dorm beds though) and the hassle of carrying my super heavy
luggage I stayed open minded through this new experience.