Empark Grand Hotel
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... teens willing to try all sorts of things as they do with the encouragement of their peers and we were able to watch them devour a few scorpions which they said tasted like nothing but crunch. It all made me queasy and even eating the squids on sticks that we purchased was almost more than I could handle. We also had a duck wrap that wasn't too bad and certainly easier to swallow psychologically. From there we walked down this wide pedestrian street that was nothing but giant ...
... We enjoyed walking around the area which was full of bars covered in lights and a lot of American brand name stores. The area was full of locals. With 21.1 million people in this city, it seems that everywhere we go it is always full of people. After walking around we had a drink in a German bar, which was full of people watching the Germany vs. Portugal World Cup match. It was a very lively and happening place! It was a nice end to a great ...
... but to study a language and culture and never see it up close tooth and claw must be odd. We offered an opinion on French history, pop music and general cheese eating all of which was myopic and classically English. Agincourt and Waterloo were both mentioned, as was the Euro De Gaulle all the usual suspects.
We went to check in and were doing fine until it all got intense and quiet on the other side of the counter, always a warning sign. After ten minutes we ...
... metal cage! It was fantastic. Then we went to a Roast Duck restaurant for our final dinner. The meal was lovely and the Peking Duck was carved by a chef. To eat it, you took a thin papery pancake, spread it with a plum flavoured sauce and then piled some slices of roast duck on top. On top of that you place some sliced raw onion and celery then wrapped it like a spring roll. Yum! Grace gave a little farewell speech and got quite emotional. ...
... I wouldn’t go to the bog if I were you” he suggested, “Why, is it bad?” I replied worriedly as I needed to go “Well, if squat toilets covered in p*ss, blood and sh*t are your kind of thing, you are in for a treat” he said. I decided to brave it, but turned right out our cabin, and found a perfectly clean western style toilet at that end. I gleefully reported this to Dan upon my return saying that he had forgotten ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
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