Beijing Jianguo Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... know where in Russia we are. No phone signal or Internet. No GPS. All I know is that we are heading East.
We stopped at another couple of stations and got a leg stretch. I was in and out of my bed all morning. Dee slept through it all. But we got up and had a leg stretch and got another bottle of water. Just in case I run out. LOL
Dee has just had a complaint about my boxers being on my bed. We ...
... was talking about going out last night. Jean then said that I never ever go out at night. I won't deny that is true. I do things during the day, but I am so lazy at night.
After the presentation, I exited out of the building and Olivia screamed my name. She invited me to get lunch with her. We walked outside of west gate and ate in the food alley area. For lunch, we ordered xiao long bao. They were so good.
Olivia had to run off to ...
... ride, we had about a million different options for movies, TV shows, etc. I decided to watch a 2012 Chinese movie-- The Bullet Vanishes. It was a very enjoyable Sherlock-Holmes-esque mystery, and I may or may not have developed a fondness for Nicholas Tse. ...But I digress.
Customs and baggage claim were both very simple. I had a brief moment of worry when I suddenly didn't have phone service, ...
... 10 families to one house., They do not have bathrooms or toilets and the area is dotted with public toilets and people walking down the streets in their pyjamas to go to them (and from the smells not always making it!). Luckily our hotel , which is in one of the old courtyard houses, has en-suite bathrooms and is very nice and full of character and the hutongs are quite interesting to walk through - in daylight at least.
This morning we ...
... of my friends eventually asked.
"Zhongwen!" snapped another. Chinese! I'd forgotten that the pledge we'd taken as part of our language program to speak only Chinese Monday through Friday had technically kicked in the past night at midnight.
"Sorry, geez!" replied the first. "Wo wong le!" I forgot! "Ahem. Nimen xiang chi zao fan ma?" Do you all want to get breakfast? We all nodded our heads in agreement.
After a trip to a local baozi stand, we ...