Chong Wen Men Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
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 …
Good, but sleepy day in Beijing. 4 hours sleep in total, early night needed. Walked around our hotel a little but didn't venture far. Spotted: 3 McDonalds 2 KFC's Pizza Hut Where is the Chinese food in china? Once we met our tour guide (named andy with a broad american-chinese accent) and had awkward introductions with the other people we will be …
We flew into Beijing completely blind, the smog started at least 30 miles away from the airport and got thicker and thicker the closer we got to landing. That said we are booked into the same hotel we were last time we were here so it was all very familiar and comfortable, we even ran into out tour leader from the last tour to say hello!
So we just got back from a great evening with the group. We had the meal I've been looking forward to all trip, trying Beijing's signature Peking duck. It was quite tasty! The duck is over roasted next to burning apple wood then delicately sliced. You eat it by spreading sauce, sweet onions, and cucumber on a wonton-like pancake (with duck of …
I've gotten a few comments about not having enough pictures of myself up on the blog. Well, you see, I'm the one behind the camera, so I don't really appear much. However, to remedy that, I am pasting a link to my lovely roommate's blog! She has many more pictures of me and more description of our trip, if you'd like to know more. She's also …
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