ARIVA Beijing West Hotel & Serviced Apartment
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... Go straight, and you will see another gate, called the Gate of Heavenly Peace (Qianqingmen). This is the main gateway to the inner living court or The Palace of Terrestrial Tranquility (Kunninggong) in the Forbidden City. The inner court is composed of the three main structures at the rear of the Forbidden City, namely the Palace of Heavenly Peace (Qianqinggong), the Palace of Union and Peace (Jiaotaidian) and the Palace of Terrestrial Tranquility ...
... on the walls of these industrial buildings, kept as memorabilia of the days of the Cultural Revolution. We visit many galleries and we particularly like one where there is a musician playing an old string instrument that make us feel we are in Imperial China. Steven even found a stone bench to sit on and we were having a perfect mystical experience, until somebody came to tell us that the bench was actually an ...
smoking. A smoker was near us occasionally but no where near enough
to say we were affected by it; yey!
Now, politeness...better then Moscow but not what we would call
polite in England. There often isn't enough space to have personal
space and pushing seems to be taught from a young age with kids being
the worst to physically move you out of the way if they want to get
around and then drag their parents through too (unless this is just a
... no problem. We walked through passport control, passed the gauntlet of pricey stores (Jimmy Choo or Gucci at the airport, anyone?) and sat down for some drinks in a cafe (ok, Charlotte had cheesecake too). Then... we waited. And waited. The time for our flight approached, but still no plane. No change on the China Air departure time, though. We waited some more. A small Airbus arrived. We boarded at about the time we were supposed to depart. Then the ...
... stood up to show us how to wrap and eat the duck. Take the crepe, spread the plum sauce, add a few sprigs of the white and green stuff, wrap and eat! Oh my goodness! It was fantastic!! We were quick learners and proceeded to gobble up our artful duck creations. The difference in flavor between the thin and the thick was distinct. While I enjoyed the crisp texture with the fine sprinkle of sugar of the thin duck, the fat duck was by far the ...