Grand Skylight Catic Hotel
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... morning, they were mostly middle aged to elderly practicing the 'aethetics' of life including caligraphy, dance and joyful public singing. Fitness is seen as a duty for many Chinese and they certainly carried this out with gusto and skill, notably seen by the foot control of the 'hackysackers' with their oversized shuttlecock being passed from foot to foot. We were encouraged to join and I happily took my place with a group of elderly women and copied their ...
... s always a bunch of tour guides waiting at airports with their different colored flags. We scan the guides trying to find ours. She's nowhere to be found. We call her and it turns out she came to the airport, saw our flight was delayed, and left. We even tried to contact her, but was unable to reach her. Anyway, long story short, somebody helped us find a cab to get to the hotel. Here comes more fun! We have to have 2 cabs because ...
There was a thunder and lightning storm in the night which led to a hotel power outage including much needed air conditioning. Who knew that it could downpour buckets of rain in Beijing during July?
We faired the rain with flip flops and a borrowed umbrella. On the bright side instead of dripping wet from the humidity and heat we were dripping wet from the rain.
The highlight of the day was not the sights but meeting the other ...
... we went to the main shopping mall in central Beijing. Massive buildings, huge shopping plazas, lots of young people but not many oldies, and not cheap. Amanda bought a jacket because it is turning cold - $70, about the same as Australia. On the way back to the bus we walked past a food street market. Had to be seen to be believed. The gourmet food included kebabs of just about anything - ...
... with patrons. There were red lanterns strung up over the street all along its length and there was a lot of action going on beneath their rosy glow. I didn't make it all the way down the street, but I made it far enough to know that the week wouldn't be boring when we weren't out seeing Beijing's sights.
Interesting fact, at the beginning of September, hotels in Beijing shut off their central air-conditioning unit because cooler temperatures are incoming...kind of ...