Beijing Gulou Hotel

No.206 Gulou East Street, Dongcheng District , Beijing, 100009, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Beijing

The mixed bag of Beijing

A travel blog entry by fonfe on Sep 07, 2014

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... gave in front of her colleagues when she received what amounted to a £2 tip at the end of our meal - apparently, one doesn't tip in Beijing (apologies to any future foreign clientele as you may be expected to tip in Lui's Restaurant!). Our most entertaining misstep on the food front came on our last evening when Helen insisted we go out for 'hotpot'. The concept of this, as I discovered, is that you get a large pot (for want of a more accurate description) full of hot ...

Tiananmen is Forbidden/Stairway to Heaven

A travel blog entry by tswiderski on Jun 20, 2014

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... everyone is trying to sell you something - but more on that later.

Lunch today was at an authentic Chinese restaurant. The premise used at the restaurants was simple. Everyone sits around a circle table with a rotating dais in the middle. Then, the waiters brought out our food, and it just kept coming. Most of the fare was what you would expect - rice, noodles, steamed vegetables, etc.. But then they brought out the pickled chicken's feet. I ...

The final days in Beijing!

A travel blog entry by alycleveland on Jun 13, 2013

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... people drive like maniacs. I’m surprised I’m still alive. 2. It is massive. It will take you at least an hour to get anywhere in the city. The subways are packed, the roads are even more packed. 3. It smells bad. But that’s to be expected in a city with so many people. 4. Lush is the greatest bar ever. Best little hole-in-the-wall American-style restaurant in all of Beijing. (this was ...

加油!

A travel blog entry by michelleyeager on Oct 20, 2012

1 comment, 6 photos

... him stamps from my travels and from the States once I went back.

After learning about Laoli's stamp collection, I took the subway to meet Dylan and Jake at the Silk Market. Dylan and I had been the previous weekend and Dylan had bargained for a suit at one of the tailor shops. The bargaining itself was a process, Dylan probably spent a good 10-15 minutes trying to lower the final price with the shop assistant, Beibei. Beibei pulled out many tricks, like ...

Beijing to Lijiang

A travel blog entry by 2porkbuns on Sep 23, 2012

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... fried dumplings, Craig had sweet and sour pork and I had an extra hot and spicy mouth burning chicken fried rice with green curry which was haoche (for all you foreigners that is Chinese for delicious!!!) and is my new favorite word to use over here!! Back to Bruce's Chalet for a local beer (Snow beer) 518ml for 50p... I still can't get over the prices here!! Our livers are happy that were only here for 3 weeks I'm sure!! ...

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