Travel Blogs from Beijing
... drinks so we ordered some burgers and fries and daiquiris and a big drink that was like a fish bowl. The hostess/lady who owns the bar bought us two rounds of shots which was a lot of fun. We had a few drinks, sang along to the song, some smoked some hookah, danced a little and had a good time. I definitely enjoyed the vibe of that bar lot more than Sensations that we went to last ...
... length with my fingers. Right away, he cut my hair and it turned out well. I was so happy that I got a haircut successfully done without needing a Chinese speaker to translate for me. Then the other worker came back and shampoo my hair. I then paid.
It was so nice that the worker remembered me. I did not need Chinese for once.
When I was walking the stairs in my dorm, Alana was behind me. I told her about my haircut and the ...
... not ours thankfully, meet our local guide Ding, then into Xian (1 hour).
Xian is known as the cultural capital of china. This afternoon we visit the Small Wild Goose Pergoda, walk along the City Wall and check into our hotel, King Dynasty Hotel near the city wall.
Xian's City Wall was built in 12th century and surrounds the city Centre. Quite spectacular and the views are very good. We both like this city better than Beijing. More modern and lot ...
Our next adventure led us to DaDong, the highlight of the trip so far. DaDong features artistic conception food and specializes in Peking duck. The ducks were carved table-side and our English-speaking waiter showed us how to combine all the "fixin's." The duck skin paired with sugar was a little something special and to top it off, they brought us kumkwats ...
... all graded, I had to make copies of them. Woo!
This afternoon, all of us went to the Yonghegong (雍和宫) or Lama Temple. It was originally planned for Tuesday, but had to be delayed due to rain. After lunch, all of us piled onto the shuttle bus to make our way to the Temple. When we got near the Temple, there was apparently no place for the bus to stop to drop all of us off. You ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility