Grand Skylight Catic Hotel
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... any people - so peaceful and really enjoyable.
It was then off to lunch at a restaurant just near the Great Wall of China. Again we had ourselves a private dining room. It gets so cold there that the doorways are covered with very heavy rugs that you have to navigate to enter. Of course we had to visit the loo and this is where we found a red velvet covered toilet seat - to keep you warm - amazing. Lunch was delicious with ...
... little art galleries. We went into a lovely modern art gallery and had tea with some sweet ladies. Will was very taken with a picture of a Buddhist monk contemplating cherry blossom by the exhibiting artist. They were asking 5000RNB so Will decided to think about it. We carried on walking and the area changed from a trendy area into a more conventional Hutong area, but several buildings had been converted into tiny cafés and bars. We stopped in a lovely book cafe owned by a ...
... km per hour he managed to utilise any free space in any lane, without indication to any other drivers except for his car horn or flashing headlights if you were in his way.
On arrival at our hotel we met Daniel our guide for the next 15 days. Wake up call at 6.45am breakfast and ready for the bus by 8am.
Today we headed to Tianamen square and the Forbidden ...
... but when you are actually in the process of being served and someone tries to take over your sales assistant, enough is enough. There would be riots back home if we all behaved like this. But apart from me, no-one seemed to mind. Don't get me wrong we thoroughly enjoyed the Forbidden City, however after about 5 hours your brain begins to go numb, and you have to admit a sightseeing defeat. Now did I mention the traffic in China. They have a novel way of driving in ...
... around, I managed to take a great deal of sneaky pictures (a fun game in and of itself. There were a few I would have liked to take pictures of, but the staff presence was too great. Also, at the art district I saw a lot of very posh people and people who were a bit odd, by chinese standards. I still didn't see any men with long hair, but I think I fit in this district more than any other part of the city. Beijing is a bit ...