Beijing Jianguo Hotel
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... not even two years old, having a temper tantrum. He knocked the cap off a much younger boy who could barely walk. What would his parents do? They did just what parents of any culture do: at first, they ignored him, then they acted embarrassed and picked him up and quietly scolded him.
We noticed something we've seen in Europe, but not until now in Asia, namely, locks of love.
In Europe, the ...
... stretch my legs. In order to reach into my bag involved knocking into the people next to me. All night on this would be a nightmare. I look through my 'lonely planet' and find out that seat upgrades are possible. To my relief I can upgrade to 'hard sleeper' for £13 despite the fact that they were 'sold out' at the station. After moving all my bags from carriage three to carriage eighteen, I can finally relax, finally out of Beijing where nothing seemed to go ...
... bit hesitant about using it.
So we ventured forth and successfully negotiated the ticket purchase and got ourselves on the right train. Hopped off two stops later just a few yards from the Pearl Markets.
We'd heard varying stories about these markets - in particular that the vendors were very pushy and kept grabbing you and generally hassled you to make a purchase. But we found them to be probably less pushy than in ...
... On the way back to the city, we stopped at Ming tombs, where the emperors from the Ming dynasty are buried. Constructed in 1586 and unearthed in 1958, there are many beautifully displayed artifacts. Our favorite was a road leading to the tombs lined with larger than life stone statues and animals. For dinner, Shiqiu took us to an upscale restaurant called Dadong for a duck dinner. The waiter carved our duck at the table. It was delicious, but we were amazed that, from the entire ...
... We had to check out of our hostel at noon, so we walked back, through the hutongs. On the way, we ran across a booth selling crispy crepe-like snacks, filled with crispy fried cracker, brown sauce, chili paste and lettuce. The crepe is made on a spinning griddle, and has an egg cracked onto the surface just before it's scraped off, folded, filled, and cut in half. The video is attached! Check it out… it was awesome.
We got to our hostel ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility