Travel Blogs from Beijing
Hi all! Greetings from Mutianyu village once again! On Saturday 1st August my parents and brother came here and we had a great time, not surprisingly. First they came here to our village, where they stayed in one of our rental houses. As I have told you, I work in The Schoolhouse company, and a part of the company is China Countryside Hotels which …
... sky had cleared in Beijing and we actually saw a few stars! The food was fantastic -- Spring rolls, Snakefish and fennel fronds with condiments, fried rice with shrimp. All lovely. The walk south led us by the Catholic Church which has a very large piazza and tonight it was very lively. Couples come and dance to their own music all evening. We took a seat and watched for about 30 minutes before we continued on our way. Life in the big city is somewhat the same all over the world.
... but oh so deliciously full! After lunch I parted ways with Jamie, and headed to the ATM, fruit market, and 7/11 to buy snacks and stuff for my train station. Back at the hostel I grabbed a coffee and read for about half an hour before I was on my way to the train station. To get to the Beijing West Railway I had to change twice, and the journey took about 45 minutes. It was tiring having my big bag but when I had space I put it down. I have also got a ...
... lugging three 2L bottles of water uphill with me, so I got rid of 1 (actually, I unloaded it on YanChi). The hard part was really just not knowing if we were on the right path, because the path forked so many times, and we just went with the compass and hoped for the best. We also had no idea how far away the wall was from us, so we started scouting out potential camp spots in the forest, assuming we were ...
... Many of the events we go to now are full of the same people, so it was good to meet some new contacts. It started early at 6pm, so after a few hours you’ve kind of ‘done it’ and need to move on!! A quick bite & a beer at Tim’s Texan BBQ, before heading home, pretty weary.
A very good week for us as Andy has had a great week for business, really pleased & very proud of him, so things are going well there. I’m off to a ‘Power ...
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