Red Capital Ranch (Shambhala at the Great Wall)
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We weren't too adventurous only eating eating meat on sticks, a pork sandwich and some quail eggs.
We have also ...
... with the format of being given an explanation as to how the pearls are sourced and put together followed by being persistently persuaded to purchase something, we were pretty unimpressed and our tour guide apologised and explained why we had unexpectedly been taken to four shops. She is paid a small fee for us staying in these shops for half an hour and as we'd negotiated a cheaper rate for the tour, she has to make up the difference of our discount in ...
... here then off to the Summer Palace. This covers a huge area and we only went to one area - but were able to see the Dragon boats, cross over the bridge to the island and generally wander and smile with the locals.
We were dropped off back at the hotel around 5.30pm and we arranged with Wendy and Graham and Robert and Christine that we'd go down the street to the Glory Mall to a restaurant there and have tea - Happy had recommended one ...
... get a train from Beijing to Hong Kong via anywhere in the next 20 days unless we want to spend 21 hours in a seat and arrive in the middle of the night. We admitted defeat at about 4pm and booked an expensive flight direct to Hong Kong leaving on the 5th of September. Ed is currently scouring hostels. Oh well I guess every day can't be a Forbidden City Day! Tomorrow we are getting up at 5.30am to do a three hour hike along The Great ...
... area, but decided we’d like to experience some “real” Beijing, staying in one of the hutongs.
Cindys was ok based on our limited budget. It totally served our purpose in terms of location, and really gave us a sense of the culture and the way people live in the traditional homes. It was great to walk along the tree lined street, watching people pass the time of day with their caged birds, smoking, playing cards, repairing bikes ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet