BEST WESTERN OL Stadium Hotel Beijing
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Our next stop for the day was the Summer Palace, once retreat for Emperors and a favourite haunt of the Empress Dowager (the Dragon Lady), it is now one of Beijing's principle attractions. At the entrance there are cast bronze statues of mythical animals including a quilin, a hybrid animal said to appear only in times of harmony and peace.
The entrance to the palace ...
... some point in between Moscow and Irkutsk, and was in a carriage further away from the restaurant car than we were. The first time I saw him he was walking back through the smokey bit of our carriage, staring at us like he was going to kill us. In hindsight I think he might have thought it was a non smoking train and was dying for a cigarette. Anyway, I kind of figured him for a weird one, especially after it turned out he was at the same hotel as us and I tried to have a chat with ...
... arriving on Thursday after one of the worst, most uncomfortable flights of my life (where the meals choice was meatballs or go hungry – good job we both love IKEA!), we have been all over the city, hindered somewhat by a complete inability to get over jet lag and sleep through the night. From Tiananmen Square to the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace to the Temple of Heaven Park, Lama Temple to the National Museum, Jingshan Park to Ritan Park, street hawkers ...
Wednesday morning it was time to leave Xi'an and get the plane to Beijing a short flight of about two hours. As the airport bus just left the lady offered me a taxi for 50RMB which sounded like a fair price. I was given the front seat and three other Chinese were cramped in the bag. It was funny to see how many near accidents I saw especially with Chinese car drivers as they do not seem to look into the rear mirror when changing Lane... So ...
Started off waking up at 10am,the first thing that hits you is the heat. The hostel provides duvet covers, but we just used these as padding for our ridiculously hard mattresses. After hitting snooze on the alarm a few times we finally got up and tried to book our sleeper train to Pingyao. The lady in the hostel was unable to book over the phone and told us we would have to take the subway to Beijing Railway Station to book it direct. The subway in Beijing is very similar to the one ...