Chong Qing Hotel
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... I ran away from him and checked it myself.
Then, when I got to the end of the line, they saw my camera and told me I had to check it too. So, I went all the way back and checked it along with my water bottle. The coat check lady said that she had to take my papers and maps as well. Why? Who knows.
Dave decided to go to the National Museum instead. He was supposed to meet his friend Angelica there soon. Fine. ...
... as I had assumed. We jumped in rickshaws to explore the traditional neighbourhoods, called Hutongs that are common in northern China. Hutongs consist of low rise homes built around a common well. The well goes in first and then however many generations can be supported by that well will live there. The houses of adjoining families are built side by side and create a neighbourhood of gated courtyards with narrow alleyways ...
We awoke around 7am due to the jet lag and decided to explore the neighborhood & the morning bustle.Our hotel is down the street from a local school. We watched parents deliver their highly bundled children via scooter. All of the little kids wore funny yellow hats with "safe" written on the back. After having fresh donuts, dumplings, fruit, coffee and eggs at our hotel, we set out for the Forbidden City. We took the audio self guided tour and explored ...
We arrived at Beijing station at 2pm and were greeted by blue skies and warm sunshine. Accompanied by Dru our vodkatrain buddy we set out in search of the hotel. After our first experience on the hot, stuffy metro we quickly realised the scale of our recently purchased map was deceiving. After a good 40 minute hike through many bustling streets Dru managed to locate the hotel - a welcome sight. We arrived at our twin room which contained ...
... are at a really nice Chinese restaurant and then headed to a kong fu show. It was so good. Literally the strength of those guys I swear isn't even human! Really interesting to see. Got a 7am start which will seem like a lie in compared to today! Had a really good day, Beijing is another great city!
I would also like to add I used my first non-western toilet today! I bottled it at the Great Wall and found another loo but at the theatre there was simply no option!