Beijing Jianguo Hotel
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Shuttle bus service
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Tennis Court
- Minbar in room
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... Jason. Then we headed out of the city on the subway to the Summer Palace where the imperial court spent summers to escape the heat and humidity of Beijing. We had just arrived when I realized I was missing my camera. Jason called our hostel and they sent a runner to the restaurant and found it for me. Enormous sigh of relief!
The Summer Palace was built in the mid-1700's by the Qing emperor Qianlong, ostensibly as a 60th birthday present for ...
... in any and let sleeping dogs lie. However, it was lovely to have a little respite from sight seeing, sitting round the table watching the demonstration and learning the correct technique for drinking from our own small set of tea cups. The polite technique is to drink from the smaller circular cup, holding it with your three fingers, the ring finger supporting the bottom and the little ...
... only take as much as you like. After that we came back to the hotel. It is only 3 oclock pm, and a few of the girls and I are going to go explore and try to find an underground mall that Wei told us about. We really want to buy some Chinese fashion, because the fashion here is so trendy and fun. We noticed that a lot of people wear shirts with English writing on it, and some of them are in the wrong order or say strange things. Well, I'm gonna go shop now, talk to all of you ...
... that sells cheap rip off stuff and see what kind of deals we could get. Everyone in the shops at this place has a starting price off about four times what the item is worth. You can barter them down a bit but it's not until you start walking out of their shop that they really lower their price, that's if they let you leave their shop. Once or twice the the shop lady actually grabbed Tom's arm to stop him leaving. We got some ...
... the Great Wall is about 2000 years old. Back then, China was divded into 7 different Kingdoms and the first Emporer, Qin Shi Huang unified them into one country. He decided to start building together the different city walls to create one long barrier to keep people out (like the Mongols) from the north... so he employed about 2 million people (1/5 of China's population back then) to construct this enormous architecture over 10 years... it was expected that thousands if not up to a million ...