FuramaXpress Hotel (Beijing Zhong Guan Cun)
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... up the mountain, it was increasingly more difficult for the locals to collect stones and bricks, so the Wall is in much better shape. Unlike the more traditional sections of the Great Wall, we were the only ones around. There wasn't a single other human being in sight, which definitely contributed to the unique experience (at least for me).
The Great Wall is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, ...
... on our first full day. This time we had: Spinach steamed with garlic, coriander, toasted peanuts in a rice wine vinegar dressing. Pale pink (thin) eggplant, sautéed with garlic and onion Boiled, unshucked prawns in ginger, ginger dipping sauce No rice! Draft Tsingtao beer(but still in a bottle) 500ml Mild black tea (hot). Coming to China, we had an expectation that everything would be served with rice, but this is not so. Particularly in the north where the staple is wheat, not ...
... basic things. You don't have to be fluent in Chinese to navigate in Beijing. It does help to know some basic things like directions.
We got out of the cab at the Wudaokou subway station. I guided Olivia to the Ricci Cafe, which was only a five minute walk. So excited to show Olivia to the restaurant.
I ordered pasta and the Sichuan mocha. The Sichuan mocha is so a drink that has a bitter spicy after taste, but I love ...
... public toilets all over the place, which kept it smelling better than some other cities I've been to (i.e. Paris, NYC). The metro was fast and very efficient, but to get on you had to push and shove your way onto an already packed car, which was always a bit unnerving, but you get better at it.
Because there are so many people, not everyone has an idea that you should wait in line for things. Which led to Charlie making a dramatic transformation into someone a ...
... eve feast. We had two different kinds of mashed potatoes, two salads, bread, home made garlic butter, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, pasta and wine. Finished it all off with belgian chocolates thanks to Else's family who sent a package from home and other traditional European goodies.
Hope you enjoy!
PS I was not able to upload any photos from my camera, so all I have to show here are photos taken from my iphone. I apologize.