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... size: 17px; line-height: normal; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;">Beijing spicy tofu - Bought by David not knowing what it was, Claire asked if it tasted fishy as there was a slight smell to it and David said no, however after thorough examination Claire then pointed at all the tiny fish heads contained within the spices.
... our way, we successfully headed back to the hostel for a change of clothes and rest of our feet. We also went into McDonalds to try the green ice cream that everyone around us was eating: refreshing green tea ice cream in a cone for 40p. Next, we got the metro to Beijing South Railway station to buy our overnight train tickets to Shanghai for in 3 days time. This turned out to be our biggest challenge yet as we struggled ...
... although this was optional in our travel guides itinerary, it turned out to be compulsory!) I'm glad we took it to be honest as it meant we weren't stuck with all the losers who tried to save £8 by climbing from the bottom only to find out the wouldn't make it to the top de to the sheer volume of people slowing them down! The cable car meant that we were able to pretty much be at the highest point of the great ...
... More about our awful train journey later!)
Our first afternoon in Beijing, the boy bought a SIM card at the airport (since he arrived 3 hours before me). His mistake – not checking the card would work outside Beijing! We could receive calls in the rest of China, but not make them. Don’t buy a China Unicom SIM at the airport as we did. It’s not terribly helpful if you need to use it in an emergency : -)
Once we were ...
... was compared to the Forbidden City. After walking around the Forbidden City some more, we left out the north entrance where we were able to see the Jingshan Park. Since the three of us was tired at this point we did not go to Jingshan Park and would leave it for another day. We did decide on taking a taxi back to the BLCU campus where we all fell asleep in the cab.
When we got back to the campus we decided to go to ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center