Discovery Youth Hostel

No.10 Building, Jin Tai Li, Jin Tai Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100025, China | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Beijing


A travel blog entry by siyaya on Jun 27, 2014

5 comments, 14 photos

... we would have to leave the train again and wait for an hour. (It turned out to be three hours!). Chinese immigration took place on the train – an official barged into our compartment, switched on the lights, looked us up and down without a smile or a word, took our passports away and returned them some four hours later duly stamped – what he did with the four passports for four hours I do not know!

At Nanning we left our ...

Beijing Day 3

A travel blog entry by cam_and_leah on Dec 09, 2013

28 photos

... impressive. Get to Badaling train station and follow the crowd up a steepish hill. In the sun it's pleasantly warm, but the wind has made it bitterly cold. Hands out of pockets for any more than about 4 or 5 seconds and they start going painfully numb. Some hawkers direct us via the giftshops, they seem quite insistent and everyone else is doing it. Walk past a shop that sells tourist ****. Gloves are £1.50, face masks £2. We walk on £3.50 ...

15th October..... Going home!!!

A travel blog entry by henrywthompson on Oct 15, 2013

... I was put in charge!!!! Haha.... We were working from 8 until 8 all every day until Friday which was 0630 till 11! Trying to organise everything and keep on top of everything for that amount of time is really hard.... But pulled it off :) .... We didn't have any breaks at all, maybe 20 minutes for lunch but I ate with the kids most days to keep them in check so I didn't really have anytime to myself.... I also lead all the sailing activities and played games ...

Tea and Roast Duck and a Very Big Wall

A travel blog entry by silencespeaker on Apr 21, 2013

... plate or such, make designs by wrapping and bending thin pieces of wire and then gluing them onto to the piece, apply silver solder then place in a kiln to solder in place. Women then painstakingly apply bits of colored pigment, sand and various crushed stone, using water and an eye dropper. Each layer is heated in the kiln and then repainted. All together a piece may be fired five times. At the end the piece is sanded down and polished. The final products are incredible. ...

The First Week

A travel blog entry by patickdb on Sep 08, 2012


... are 40 of us. Everyones from all over the US and there's a large group of people from Notre Dame. We wasted no time visiting sites.
Tuesday we went to Tiananmen Square. The part that has Mao Zedong's giant photo was under renovations so I didn't take any photos. I'll go back in the winter to see if the work is completed so I can get some good shots. We also visited the Mao's Mausoleum. He is preserved and on ...