Travel Blogs from Beijing
... before we went our for dinner at a "Chinese" buffet, which in reality was more of a feeble, Far-Eastern attempt at an American Buffet. It was clear that we were no longer in North America. Customs at the airport seemed intimidating, perhaps the remnants of a preconceived notion of the fact that we were now entering a communist country. Then, as soon as we boarded our bus and headed for the hotel, things really hit home, as the signage everywhere was in Chinese. Even ...
... learn a little Chinese because we both struggled a little with the language barrier. Having to resort to hand gestures or made up sign language. Bobbie asked for sugar on our flight and got orange juice and I received tomato juice on my request for some apple juice and I also didn't receive a club sandwich that I'd ordered for breakfast. All things we just laughed at and will keep us smiling for this 12 hour flight to ...
... what zero posts means. And the inference was that folk from a four post home, wouldn’t marry one from a zero post home! The door opening has a raised ledge, which it was believed would prevent the good spiritual flow leaving the house, with women stepping over with their right foot and men vice versa.
Our final farewell to Beijing, was an appropriate visit to part of the Olympic precinct. ...
... moat.. a 52
metre high wall and has more than 8,700 rooms.
It was constructed over a 14 year period starting
in 1407...in the Ming Dynasty time of Emperor Chengzu ( 1368-1644).
The royal colour of Yellow was used for the roofs
with the walls an earthy terracotta colour.
The entry is from the North with a central main
line of buildings leading to the southern exit opposite Jingshan
... The Chinese woman I buy from knows me by now, and flashes a smile as I approach. I grab a few Coke zeros here too.
10:50am: I'm at Peking University's History Department building, a beautiful, ornate classical Chinese style structure that houses the language program (and more than a few stray cats).
11:00am: I've got my first class -- my 1-on-1. In it, I practice speaking, writing, and grammar with my 1-on-1 professor for an hour. It's just me and ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Business Services