Travel Blogs from Beijing
Rather than collapse into bed, we decided to take a walk otherwise we would have woken up at 3:30 am! The sun was setting. We weren't hungry so we searched for snacks. We went into a nearby mall and saw that in 10-15 years China may be a hockey powerhouse. The mall had an indoor ice rink and there was a hockey clinic going on. These kids were only …
Just a quick update as we leave Beijing and head off to Sydney.
First a recap of the past few days:
After another breakfast of omlets and wanton soup at the Marriott it was off to the Olympic Park and Stadium. As you may remember the 2008 Beijing Olympics were quite over the top as far as "The Birds Nest" and the …
Beijing, China-pop 22,000,000I
Beijing is hard to pin down. We spent four days in the capital of the most densely populated country, and though we had fun, I wouldn't go back soon. We visited all the tourist sites, which were all interesting, but most of the time we were in our hotel room, hiding from the heat and crowdedness of outside.
Smoggy, noisy, grimy and crowded Beijing is not for the faint-hearted, but the city will reveal it's treasures to the persistent and patient visitor.
Our first stop, Tienanmen Square, was seething with humanity, and the 90 degree, 90% humidity only added to the sense of claustrophobia. The iconic, now faded portrait of Mau Tse Tung looked …
After a brief stop at the hotel to gather some Intel about where to get the best Peking Duck in town we headed off to the Beijing Bianyifang Roast Duck Group Restaurant in the Hademen Hotel. I have to say, it was the best meal in China so far and we have had some great ones. We each ordered a duck (1 for 2 people is plenty) and vegetables (broccoli …
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility