Beijing Qianmen Guanqi Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... need to get a grip! After wandering around Apple, we went for a look around Beijing centre to see what else is around. China feels like another world away from India, nobody stares, everyone is just focused on what they are doing themselves. Then I found I was doing all the staring; most of the Chinese walk around the city centre with the medical face masks on. Bizarre or what, I now want one! Then I noticed a lot of people eating what looked like ...
... isn't nice, but it should get the job done. Unfortunately it is on the 5th floor, and of course there are no elevators or anything so I will have fun lugging my luggage up 5 flights of stairs.
The campus seems very nice though, I will take pictures.
Also my laptop plug doesn't fit in my travel adapter so until I get a new one I have no way of uploading pictures.
... this is the thing that makes me hate the Beijing subway. It was packed!! If you every wondered how it feels like to be crammed in a metal box, come to Beijing. The NYC subway has been full a few times I've used it, but NYC has nothing on Beijing. Apparently, it is always this crowded. One cool thing, though, is that as the subway car is driving through the tunnels, there are advertisements to look at on the insides of the tunnels. I thought that ...
... Fortunately, my
driver Louis was still waiting at the arrivals gate. I’d found him on the
Internet, he’d agreed to drive me from the airport to the village (whose name
no one has heard of – Louis only found it when I gave him its GPS co-ordinates)
for around $100.
On the road, Louis asked me why I wanted to go to an isolated
village in the middle of the night. Conscious of the illegality of my plans, I
made up a story ...
... as it was, it was
an amazing experience to be zipping through China and it’s historic
areas at that in a semi-dangerous vehicle. But that is just how China
Beijing is really dirty and smelly and full of people. i have never
seen so many people in my entire life. And they are all Asian. I stick
out SO bad. As the Katie Melua song says, there really are at least 9
million bicycles in Beijing. Crossing the street is insane, you have to ...
More great choices in Beijing
Search TripAdvisor for more deals in Beijing
Travelers also recommend:
- More recommendations