Zhong An Inn (Dong Dan Hotel)
Travel Blogs from Beijing
Today we joined a tour group that Ruby and Poppy and Terakegn are in -- for a day we toured Beijing with them and visited the Tiantan (Temple of Heaven) which is where the emperors used to pray for crops and the good of their people. (I made friends with some teenagers who were nice). Then we went to a hutong ...
... via the toboggan!
The food at the restaurant at the bottom was cracking! The group all got on one table and we were given around ten dishes to share. Some really nice Chinese stuff there, and at the foot of the wall, some good views.
Graham, my photo buddy, was from Leicester but a Thai citizen also so we chatted a lot about all of that and both had the same sight seeing left to do the next day so arranged to meet so we could get some decent pics ...
... water from the tap. It's fine for brushing teeth, but we do not drink it. It is sometimes brown, usually smells a bit, and is very mineral-laden, hard water. It turns the shower brown, light-colored clothing might take on a brownish hue, and when washing dishes we get it as hot as possible. On the plus side, because it gets SUPER hot I feel like the dishes are definitely clean! I wear rubber gloves to wash and rinse. It helps my ...
... We took a taxi and plane, a bus, a subway, and then walked to get home. Boy did it take a long time but in the end it wasn't so bad. After getting home Dad and I went to Ping Jang lu. It is a really nice street that really reminds me that I live in China. Dad got a new tea set to go with the new tea he got, and a few other gifts for people at home. What a wonderful weekend it was. And I'm glad I was able to spend it with someone from home.
... trouble is now that the football season is back, they switched the commentary onto the footie, and the bar was packed so couldn't really get into it so much (and yes, I ranted a lot about that as you can imagine!!!).
Today is a very clear day having had a cloudy & smoggy weekend, the sky is a perfect blue, the trees a perfect green, and rather uncommon, you can actually see the tops of buildings! A summers breeze = the perfect day, shame we had to ...
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