Caoyuan Zhenghong Hotel
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... to the centre. Farther from the palace, and to its south, were the commoners, merchants, artisans, and laborers. Their houses were far smaller in scale and simpler in design and decoration.
We stopped at the home of a young couple, the Yang's, who have opened up there home to tourists for home cooked lunches and a view of daily Chinese life. Passing through a small courtyard entry we entered their small home. The Yang's have a two storey home with ...
... since I last really tuned in. The tragedy with the plane
shot down is breaking my heart. And the middle east...oh my.
In Beijing I’m so aware of meeting and smiling at people from countries all over the world. We
meet in restaurants and in bathrooms and on the great wall and in other
tourist sites and we laugh and share some funny moment together before
we move on. Today a huge group of students from some school in South
Africa left ...
... It was a terrible day. But as I write this, and look back on it now, there was nothing about the day that was broken beyond repair. It is tough that I had no one to talk me though it all, but that's probably also a really good thing. There are going to be many broken days in my life. If I can fix them before getting to a point that I am spun out of control, then days like today are one of the many, many reasons I am here. It also doesn't make me miss you any ...
... get through on
skype – good to catch up with some friends. The hotel is huge and
there is plenty to occupy us.Another day of smog – so far we have had only one beautifully sunny,
blue-sky day. We have had an early dinner here at the hotel and hopefully Pete will have
recovered enough for another adventure tomorrow.Friday the 1st of
November – It seemed a little
clearer today, and Pete is feeling a lot better. We breakfasted ...
... of course) whether we wanted to see the man himself. I replied yes, and he grabbed my hand and started running with me in the opposite direction. "I'll go with this" I thought for a few seconds, and then realised that I'm 46 and shouldn't be running hand in hand with a Chinese bloke so somewhat aggressively broke free. He shrugged and headed back towards the entrance but the incident did serve to show us that we needed to locker our bags and cameras on ...