Gongti A.Hotel

Address: East Gate Workers' Stadium, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China | Hotel
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A travel blog entry by marie.channer on Oct 24, 2014

1 comment, 50 photos

... to fall pregnant, the other concubines would plot and would together to make her miscarry, the emperor didn't have many children because of this. When one of the women fell pregnant, her mother would be allowed to visit her for a short period of time to look after her but then she was on her own to protect herself and unborn child, this was the only time a concubines would see her family. When the emperor died, he would be buried in the mountain and all ...

Language update - a third of the way through!

A travel blog entry by scott.burgess07 on Oct 27, 2013

... these French guys that we met in Wudaokou, and trying to describe what Chiara was talking about (that she ate a grilled seahorse in Wangfujin), and I genuinely couldn't understand what was so difficult to comprehend about my descriptive translation of the seahorse as a 'chapeau de la mer'? They continued to look at me blankly until I realised that I actually meant 'cheval de la mer' - I can sort of see now why they couldn't understand the idea of eating a 'hat of the ...

Beijing Part Deux

A travel blog entry by vwuertz on Oct 10, 2012

56 photos

... bedroom where all three family members sleep. Outside in the narrow passageway is a large sink for washing up. We do not see other rooms. We leave the house and our rickshaws are waiting…well, all but four rickshaws are waiting. As the others head back to the bus, 8 of us must wait. Twenty minutes later, four rickshaws finally appear and we join the others on the bus. Our next stop is Tiananmen Square. We have waited for this moment. In our ...

Hitting the markets in Beijing

A travel blog entry by richardsons on Jul 08, 2012

4 comments, 11 photos

... from her "stock room".

We stopped off at the Pearl Market where I got some lovely pearls - we thought we got a bargain, but when they gave us all a complimentary bottle of water I suspect that we paid too much!

Back at the hotel now to regroup and have a swim to cool down.

We headed out again for dinner - went to the Hutong area - which is series of alleyways with shops and foodstalls. Adam has really got into the local food - which is a huge relief ...


A travel blog entry by chloecd on Jul 01, 2012

2 comments, 15 photos

... at the same time as I type it so I guess you don't need to know that, but I've written all this now and still need to check so I'll just go do it!) I have definitely signed up for the Xi'an trip - I will be leaving next Friday evening, and returning in time for lectures on Monday morning. I will be exhausted, but I will have seen the Terracotta Army, so who cares! We have visited the Forbidden City, the Hutongs, the Houhai area and the Summer Palace, and I ...