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TravelPod Member ReviewsMing Courtyard Beijing
Good place to meet other backpackers and is centrally located! Nice beds.
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I hold my hands up and say I didn't think I was going to enjoy Beijing! After all the beautiful scenery we saw on the way I just wanted to be in a cute quiet little place surrounded by green mountains and calm - so the fact we were going to a major city made me a bit nervous - we hadn't really seen any vehicles and main roads for some time so …
... the point where you can make out the wall snaking through the mountains, but the camera can't pick up enough definition to capture it. So I apologize for the lack of awe-inspiring pictures of the wall winding through the hills, but I suspect with Beijing the way it is these days, there is always some hazy occlusion in the air. As a UNESCO site and huge tourist draw, that's a major blackmark against Beijing for me.
But that is not to say the ...
... for a romantic sunset with whomever was around at the time).
We were now back to 2, but only for a short while, as we were going back to the hotel to meet up with our new tour group.
This was a GAP tour called Roam China, which we only decided to do as we though that China would be difficult to navigate on our own, due to a lack of any knowledge of the languages and cultures here, plus it was really cheap.
The notice at the hotel reception said that ...
... Beijing you pay 2 cny for any journey of any length (2 cny is 20p). Some journeys can be over 1 hour but most station are 2 or 3 minutes apart. We pulled our bags onto a packed subway train with everyone looking at us, me still in flip flops! and started the journey. The train was packed when we got of for our next stop and we had to climb a few sets of stairs to get there but then we were on our last train for 4 stops then we were 5 minutes from our hotel.
... I have forgotten a good many of my "Korean letters" so I am not doing any good at reading, just recognizing that it is Korean.
Several of us spend some time walking the streets then having coffee in a small coffee shop close to the hotel and using the internet there as it is the last chance we have until we get to the end of the tour. Thus, I am catching up on my entries 10 days later. The coffee shop people ...