Beijing Yuan Fang Hotel
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... need to work on our assignments. My assignments are going
well I’ve nearly finished both of them, I just need to check of them and finish
off a few other sections. Although this does leave with me a lot of spare time
which I will have to fill haha Maybe I will go into the shops and try and
practice some new mandarin. I’ve had a bit of a sore and itchy throat over the
last few days so hopefully I am not getting ...
... but we were able to manage with the clothes we had. Beijing with its 10 to 15 degrees was a different story though. Lucky we had Tian, our Couch surfing saviour that did not only give us a great place to stay but also some warm clothes to borrow. We enjoyed our cooking sessions together and spend the next 5 days in Beijing exploring the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace.
To finish of our tour ...
... Meet with local people and chat with them to
learn about their daily way of life. You'll have an authentic experience
interacting with Chinese people. Finish with a stop for
refreshments at a local tea house. Sample different types of tea and
discover each tea's distinctive taste.
Departure pointDeparts from Beijing city hotelsDeparture time7:30am or 12:30pm
As Kendra and I had been to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square before, we chose to go shopping instead. We went to the silk market in Sanlitun which is a popular fake market in Beijing. It was great fun bargaining on the goods – we definitely made some good deals – at least 80% the initial asked price. Obviously, we had to listen to lots of "Oh you make me so sad lady; you ...
... took the hilly and stair filled trek all the way down to tower #14 (23 total, but tower #14 was the tallest so we thought that was a good stopping point). We then walked BACK past the towers we had already visited to get to tower #6 where we took a.. wait for it.. LUGE back down to the bottom! Basically, the experience was priceless and.. well I'll just let the pictures do the rest of the talking!