Jing An Hotel
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... out things together.
· We had assumed that we could leave our bags at the hotel desk while we would continue to explore (flight set to leave around 7 PM). Unfortunately at our 11 AM checkout time, we were informed that they would not hold our bags during the day.
· So, we set off with our bags trying to discover what we could do (or where we could store the bags). ...
... trying to get directions or order food at restaurants. However, the program coordinator's service was extremely good. They were extremely friendly and helpful, and made the transition to Beijing life much easier than it would otherwise have ...
... me. Lynne didn't hesitate to order her scripts, but Gary opted not to. There was a lot of pressure applied to get him to acquiesce. Lynne was bemoaning the fact that she didn't want to be an early widow. I didn't even bother to talk about ordering - Peter and I had agreed we wouldn't buy - whatever they said. I took a copy of the script and said I'd discuss with Peter later. No problem! Just as I was applauding myself for the self control Peter came back to where we ...
... in the world. There was supposed to be no photography within the buildings, but I took a picture anyways.
When the tour of Yonghegong concluded, we only had 20 or so minutes until it was time to go back, so we didn't have time to see the Guozijian (国子监) like we planned. So, we went back to the entrance of Yonghegong, took a group picture and then made our way back to ...
... aware our drinking days would be over in a few days.
On our last day sightseeing in Beijing we were pretty lazy again and just went to visit the Temple of Heaven south of the center. Like a few places in China it was busy in the famous areas but we were able to escape the crowds pretty quickly and enjoy a relatively nice park. We went for our last Peking duck in the same restaurant and went to bed with very full bellies. ...
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