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After a surprisingly fast 13 hour flight from Toronto, Beijing presented with a stunning sunset of deep orange looking north. I had forgotten about the traffic when I opted for a taxi from the airport! One could fly from Toronto to myrtle Beach in the time the taxi drove me to my hotel. But then, it was also a Friday evening as well. Toronto take …
... on the same flight. It was raining very heavily there, presumably the remains of the typhoon that had hit Japan. Here we finally split from the last of the train group as we all headed in different directions. We said a special goodbye to Robyn and Kevin from Dubbo who had also been with us on the cruise. They are lovely people and we hope to keep in touch. Our flight from Seoul to Beijing was delayed an hour as we waited for ...
... hosted by the same people from the meeting, the language barrier remained. In attempts to break the silence, I would point to different dishes and say, “fe jung hao”. I’m not sure it helped much and to be honest, I think even our host was grateful for the interactions – or lack thereof- to be over. There was a tour hour gap in between our meetings today so we went back to the hotel. I took advantage of the downtime and napped in the incredibly comfy ...
... guards around, she said "No, not now. But, 30 years ago, yes." She asked if our govt had avoided default awhile back and I said we had, but it was an ugly time. She said, "Yes, but its still better than China - we have one party and no choice." Taxes are charged here, but they don't know how much or where the money goes exactly. The farmers have their land taken so that highrise buildings can be built for housing ...
... accented Chinese. As they head towards their place at Wudaokou, I peel off for the subway station.
8:22pm: On the subway, I whip out my iPhone instead of my flashcards. The rest of the day I might be studying Chinese, but the subway ride home is my total zen hour. I blast away at classic American artists such as John Mayer, Zac Brown Band, and, most importantly, DMX's eternal "Where Da Hood At" (yea, I downloaded that -- miss you's guys).
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
TravelPod Member ReviewsChina People's Palace Beijing
This is a huge hotel with, I believe, three towers. It took a while to figure it all out! You will get lost! The room is spotless, cozy and good fast Internet is present and available without specifically asking for it.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.