Free Town Apartment Hotel of Beijing
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FORBIDDEN CITY AND OLYMPIC PARK After surviving the train journeys from Xian to our accommodation in Beijing, we checked-in and hit the streets by about 9.30am, happy to have used last nights train journey to change cities, giving us maximum time to explore during the day. We swung by a tourist office we had spotted on the way in. While they spoke no English, we managed to get a basic map of Beijing in English. We had chosen a very central location and we were a ...
... komen mensen bij elkaar met beschrijvingen, oa: lengte, geboortedatum en of ze gestudeerd hebben ed. Dat laatste is trouwens wel erg belangrijk... Chinezen hechten waarde aan de positie die ze door een studie in kunnen nemen, het gaat dus voornamelijk om aanzien. Het zijn trouwens volgens ons meer mannen die op zoek zijn dan vrouwen, aangezien er meer mannen dan vrouwen ;-). Hierna zijn we op ons gemak naar het hotel gegaan en 's avonds gegeten ...
... arrived safely. We bused to the Tsinghua International school which is about an hour from the airport (with traffic). From what I can tell there are no formal driving rules. The drivers constantly honk. "They honk when they're happy, they honk when they're mad, they honk to say hello..." During the drive I was a little surprised at the landscape. I had a preconceived notion that if you weren't in a major city that all you ...
... who hired a chef of the original Bianyifang. The restaurant has carried the Beijing cuisine tradition from the Qing dynasty to its modern day form. Tonight however, we enjoyed a tasty Peking Duck dinner in a nice local restaurant in our neighbourhood and probably a heck of a lot cheaper than Quanjude or Bianyifang!
Tomorrow it's onto see the Great Wall!
After months of prep we are finally on our way! Mary is proud to report that she packed just one back pack and only three pairs of shoes (Yes believe it or not girlfriends!! How many Mary will return home with is a different story....).
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