Courtyard by Marriott Beijing Northeast
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... and instead wandered around the square admiring the huge buildings and the giant picture of Mao overlooking the square. When I returned to the hostel Louise and Talbot had met a new guy (Lochie I think his name was), and we all set out to go to the silk market together. It was a hilarious experience! Bartering was so much fun. There was a beautiful silk area but the majority was designer handbags, clothes, electrical a and Chinese gifts. It was the first western tourist hotspot I ...
This morning we had a more leisurely (8am) start to the day, aiming for a slow pace relaxing day after yesterday's madness. Naturally, it didn't quite turn out that way. We set out for the Summer Palace, barely even noticing the old Chinese men that constantly 'phlegmy-spit' on the street as we felt settled in to Beijing life. The summer palace was on the other side of the city, but was absolutely worth the trip. The old emperors' buildings surrounded by rocks and trees ...
... My chick deserves every penny of that spaghetti.
We finished packing, completed paperwork and looked out the window at the nightlife below us a few minutes for the last time before it was lights out.
We have another early and long travel day tomorrow.
NOTE: I called for ice many times while here; each time there was a knock at the door with what looked like a small garbage bag half filled with ice. I only got ice in an ice bucket ...
... a safe bet.... Popcorn chicken tasted like fish, and a chicken burger was full of peas in batter not chicken.... Hmmm we won't be going to a Chinese KFC again... Running out of food options pretty quickly!
We wondered around the area and found a huge 5storey sort of indoor market, non of us got anything, but was interesting to people watch and look around. We later got taxi back to hostel before freshening up and ...
... no idea what an azimuth, a theodolite or an armillary sphere was (and still don't), but the instruments are very beautiful and ornate, many of them framed with dragons, and it was lovely and tranquil, which in Beijing at this time is a miracle.
On Monday we went to the Temple of Heaven Garden. The temple is an iconic round temple, and we just wanted to take some photos and have a walk in the garden, so we just bought an entry ticket into ...