Chong Wen Men Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
It's another early start as we head out to the airport. It’s a six-hour flight to Beijing and we use the time fairly productively to catch up on stuff. We land on time and immigration is painless (a benefit of having a visa already!) We jump in a cab and head out to our hotel in downtown Beijing. It’s Sunday afternoon, so we don’t …
On Friday morning I flew to Beijing! It was a pretty short flight, and the airport security was way more relaxed than at home! I took the airport express and subway to the Chong Wen Men hotel, which is where the G Adventures group was meeting. The subway station was PACKED... I thought Hong Kong was busy, this was the same number of …
... when we got to the bears that things got a bit unbearable (sorry I had too). The bears were in completely concrete enclosures and people were throwing food in. The bear was always looking up waiting for another treat that it had no business eating.
The large cats seemed even sadder. They were stuck in small concrete cages and had no room to move around. Sometimes a log was stuck in there to give the appearance that they were trying to create a natural habitat.
... to answer. It's a mix. I cannot really pinpoint it down to 47.3% of the time Chinese and 52.7% of the time American food.
I must say that the beauty of China is the fact that there are a variety of styles and countless combinations where almost no vegetable or part of animal is discriminated. While in the US, the history of the food has been influenced by the background of the people living there. ...
... Nest and Water Cube. The Summer Palace is absolutely huge, and even though we spent all morning there, we couldn't even see half of it, I don't think. We ended up climbing up to the very top of a hill with a temple on it, and the view was incredible.
I'm lacking in inspiration at the moment, so I'll end this entry in the hopes that a little more sleep will allow me to write a little better.
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