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... in English. Great! Jing bargained a reasonable rate for her services and let the learning begin!
As we walked, the guide started giving us the history of Summer Palace. The more she talked, the less we were able to understand her. "Wait a minute, what happened to your English?" we thought to ourselves. We could now barely comprehend the words out of her mouth. As she took us through the grounds of the Summer Palace, it ...
... money. But before I had to book the trip to the Great Wall for tomorrow; my only full day in Beijing.
After a couple of unsuccesful attempts for withdrawing money I finally found the appropriate bank which accepts my card: The Construction Bank of China.
I ate some rice and went back to hotel to rest. There is nothing a good shower and sleep can't cure.
Early start for today. The tour picks me up from the hotel at 07:00. This is also ...
... coincides with the National Day holiday, so they're missing out on that too). That means that the only day that we overlapped was today, the 4th, and only for a small while! Insane.
Her husband is Chen and he's a major in the army, in armaments technical something something. He's lovely though, and although he only has basic English he gave it his best. Ying and I usurped the conversation though, of course. We all went for a coffee in the Writers Bar ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRainbow Hotel Beijing
The rooms were very nice, although the beds were harder than what I was used to back in the States. The hotel was close to a lot of restaurants and the location was very convenient for touring Beijing. The hotel was welcoming to foreigners and there was an area downstairs where we were able to order Chinese tea.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.