Chang Gong Hostel (Emperor Guesthouse)

Address: No.11 Ying Tao Xie Street, Xicheng District, Beijing, 100055, China | Hostel
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Day 2

A travel blog entry by line-plotz on Jun 25, 2014

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... proverb this morning. "Faster things come from smaller box". Not sure how many situations this could possibly apply to, but I think the general idea was watch out for cars on the street. Or maybe it was walk fast, even if you're small. I really don't know what she was talking about.

First, we went to Tiananmen Square. Jan carried a little Garfield toy on a stick to guide us. Her ...

Arriving in China!

A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14 on Apr 16, 2014

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... 8220;unusual” yet to report on the cuisine side…). Then we head to the Forbidden City, for a great two hour walking tour. It is a government facility of amazing size and scale, first opened in 1421 AD and home to 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties, which stretched through 1644. From 1644 through 1911, the emperors of the Manchurian dynasty also used this complex as their headquarters. We just read a biography of Empress ...

Home is a No-Go

A travel blog entry by kitkatgo on Aug 10, 2013

... a flight next weekend would work, given that there are still a few things I want to do. However, there are no seats available on ANY flight between now and my regularly scheduled flight. Well, that sucks.

I had finally come to terms with leaving early, and then could not do so. Just my luck.

So, I will see everything I can between now and August 25. I have heard nothing about more teaching assignments from either school here. On the flip side, I ...

Tian'anmen Times

A travel blog entry by meanderingmand on Jan 24, 2013

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... by the death of liberalist Hu Yaobang; a former Communist Party General Secretary. At the height of the protests, around a million people were assembled in the square. To disperse the protestors; the government sent armed troops and tanks into the square to face the unarmed civilians. Death toll estimates range from several hundreds to thousands. The protests were officially condemned by the government, and all discussion of the events is banned; thus little is known of what ...

Taste of Beijing

A travel blog entry by jessrajan on Sep 17, 2012

... Mao's dead body, embalmed. Some of the best stories come out of getting lost.

Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City were both very cool, lots to see, lots of walking! Didn't spend as much time in Forbidden City though because I'd wasted about 2 hours of my day trying to see Mao's body. Made it to the Temple of Heaven as well which was a round temple, cool to look at and some nice pictures. I think the most amusing part of it were all the seniors that ...