No.2 Reception House of State Government
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... and I felt awful. Raaj came and sat with Karisma and Oanh and I, and we enjoyed a chat. As we left, I took a photo of a sign that says Order creates harmony. I agree with it, and yet I also recognise that it is highly political. One thing that we have been getting out of our lectures is how Chinese art and architecture strongly desires harmony and balance, and I do appreciate this sentiment. We went back to our next lecture and waited out in the ...
... This time was no exception, and dinner was a really nice event to catch up with everyone.
After dinner, me, Margaux and Berekti decided to go to a nearby bar. Pia wanted to rest and Xiao Lian wanted to study, so we took a taxi to the bar.
Margaux's friend from England (now working in Beijing) Alice joined us later, as did Gaby, Margaux's Chinese friend that I had met quite a few times before. Gaby's ...
... soups (25-30RMB); a selection of meze platters (75RMB); veggie burgers (58-62RMB); curries (60-65RMB); pastas (60RMB); pizza (65RMB) and moroccan style couscous - it was so yum! Carrot, pumpkin, tomato, chickpeas, beans, raisins - in a light sauce over organic couscous, sprinkled with almonds. I also decided I would/should have a slice of the organic carrot cake (28RMB) - as I wanted to make this review as fulfilling and broad as possible! Nice ...
... English speakers we had representatives of the Netherlands and Switzerland, and of course me, Martin, from Sweden. Peking duck was on the menu for the evening, and cheap Chinese beer.
One can't really claim to have visited Beijing without a tour of the Forbidden city and Tiananmen Square, so that's where we headed next morning. The splendour of the palace is impressive, with titillating and poetic names such as Hall of Supreme Harmony, Palace of Heavenly Purity and Hall of ...
... cards. We had a horrible time trying to get by with just one and eventually just got a card for everyone in the group. So much easier after that.
The hotel was pretty much everything that I hoped for and is certainly a place that I’d recommend (I give it a 4-, I'll explain why in a different entry). It’s a little pricey relative to other hotels I've stayed at, but so worth the cost. The ...