Beijing Dadi Garden Hotel
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... rest of the way (we couldn't as there was some display gear to carry). It became like the Seinfield episode where Kramer pushes the car to its petrol tank limits - we had to see it through. There will forever be a "taxi ride in Beijing story" that we can share.
Once I finally got back I called it a day and headed to my room and ordered a burger and collapsed into bed - only slightly concerned that I was on the 74th Floor about to wake up on September the 11th.
... and we're glad we didn't wait five more years to do it. The great part was listening to people in their twenties complaining about the climb. Heeelllllo , we are in our 50's, 60's, and 70's and WE DID IT!!! Backtracking to the beginning of the day - we took a half hour rickshaw ride through the Hutong area (a very old part of the city). It was interesting to see the "old " facades with modern interiors. The Hutong ...
... the acts live, as some of the acts were quite dangerous and risky. But it was so much fun to watch because they did not fail to impress us, and leave us in curiosity. Some of the acts consisted of balancing on very tall objects, flexibility, running around on crazy things that rotate in the air and one of our personal favourite, the motorcycles in the big ball!
... br> At noon we boarded our train, the Shangri-La Express a.k.a. Chinese Orient Express that would take us westward through China over the next 5 days. Altogether we had 10 passenger cars, each with 8 cabins, 2 toilets, 2 cabin attendants. We also had 2 staff cars (there seemed to be 100 staff on board!),
2 restaurant cars, each with about 46 seats, a bar car with resident pianist where regular lectures were also to be held. I settled into my cabin, which was ...
... her friend replied in English, "Mary is dead!" Needless to say Mary wasn't dead and her friend laughed excitedly when I asked, "Is Mary really dead?" Disabled When doing inventions with my favourite class, I set them a task of making their own invention, which they then had to present to the rest of the class. Most we flying machines, homework machines, but 1 girl, Candy, had invented what looked like a wooden kitchen chair with wheels on top of a washing machine that ...