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Travel Blogs from Beijing
Beijing is definitely not the place to be at during the Chinese winter, and unluckily enough for me I was there twice, both times during the cold winter period.
Winter is colder in Beijing than anywhere else in China I've been to, it's a sort of cold that freezes you all the way into your spine. I had warm clothes too.
Anyway, during winter …
... We found a low key hostel and had a good feed of bacon and eggs. This woke us up a bit so we decided to head out and have a look at Tiananmen Square. The guide books don't lie when they say its huge. In the past, demonstrations have reached 1 million people in the square. Security is very tight, every entry has a security/bag screening stop and the square is littered with a stupid amount of cameras. The good old troops are ...
... the throne. The emperor died when the boy was still a child. She somehow got rid of all the child's adviser's until she was the only one who controlled him. She would sit behind the curtain behind the throne and tell the boy what to say and do. When he became of age at 16, instead of taking full control of the countries affairs, they say he was very kind and mild mannered (wonder why) and he gave the throne to his mother. She went on to control China for ...
... a new SD card. Well, I paid 200 yuen for 2 (fake Nikon) batteries, which is around 25euro (would cost around 40 each in the Nertherlands for a fake one) and 320 for 2 SDHC 16 gig cards, which is like 20 euro each. And a new phone for 180 yuen. So I was quite happy that I waited with buying this untill China. I might look for a new lens/objective in Hong Kong where there are no taxes.
Yesterday I went to the Great Wall. Via couchsurfing I ...
... like to try spider. I jump back out of my skin. So scared of spiders. Takes me 15 to build up courage to eat one as bargin him Down to 60 yuan instead of 100.. Crowd builds up around me and I have to munch it back. Boom eat spider. Adrenaline is rushing now... Need a beer to cool Me down. After beers head to our bar where we meet a Guy bill And Taylor from Aus and America. Have a few beers with them then head to a local spot for one with the locals. Few shots and beers. Great night ...
How has this hostel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
Five stars hotel that costs like a 3-4 stars one, in a perfect location.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.