Celebrity International Grand Hotel Beijing
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We worked this last Sunday morning to lunch time. A wind had blown through from midnight and incredibly cleared away the smog, to show a beautiful clear day with real blue sky. Never thought I see something so beautiful after 5 days of disgusting smog that was all pervading.
After lunch, Trevor and I packed up the stand, and came back to …
... Because of UB, I'd say the traffic in Beijing is kind of crazy. At least some of the drivers here (not including our one) give a little bit of a **** concerning pedestrians. Anyway, when we got down the street it turned out our hostel was in, we thought the driver made a wrong turn. It's down this tiny little hutong/alley which doesn't look like it should fit a car down. The hostel is really nice! We got a private room as we thought it'd be good to have a bit of a break ...
... views were great of the area. After that we queued again to see the rest of the Forbidden City. I have to confess that all the buildings started to look the same to me after walking for another hour in the sun. We saw the Emperor gardens, that I thought were a bit ordinary, I was disappointed with that. Geoff now understands about others taking our photo, we were asked a few times to have our photo taken with family members and then ...
... like it would be much happier living under a stone or in a rockpool. Luckily, we were able to find a few Chinese style fast food eateries that had somewhat recognizable dishes – and there was always 7/11, KFC and McDonald’s to fall back on.
That’s what Beijing has been like for me – like being everywhere on the busiest day of the year, although that just adds to the atmosphere – it has been a real culture shock, but not always a negative ...
... man made structures Great Wall and Terracotta warriors
Smog smog smog... So happy we rarely have this in Holland...
The gurgling and the spitting... Probably related to the above but still can't get used to it... Especially when done inside trains restaurants plains and shopping malls
Taxi and Rikshaw drivers... As usual try to rip you off... But this is not only in China ;-)