Dongfang Gongxiao Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
Our last full day in Beijing has been a good one. First up was the Summer Palace. It is a huge site set around a lake and is really more a collection of temples and pavilions than a palace but it was well worth seeing. We took some good photos, especially of the colourful roof patterns and bronze statues but the WiFi here is so terrible today that I've got no chance of uploading them. We spent quite a lot of time there ...
... that I became friends with her. So sad that she is returning to Santa Clara next semester.
Later, we returned to the basement lounge in our building to work on our finals. I studied Chinese for a bit. Then, I returned to my room.
I decided to knock on Katherine's door since I was bored. She was just chilling there. We talked and I went to the kitchen with her. She was making pasta.
We talked before I had to go off to see Bill at ...
... to learn Kung Fu and become a warrior and leader. Going to the show tonight our guide decided that we would take cabs. Her thought was put these three, who speak no Chinese, in a cab and send them with no way to contact them. not the best idea. We got the first cab and she tells the guy where we are going and we are off. He stops the car and says something and points to the main road. We get out and realize we have no idea where this is. So we go the way ...
... missing everything & everyone. I’m sure if we were back home I’d be moaning & racing around trying to shop, get cards posted, trying to drink as much mulled wine as possible (at least there is plenty of that here!!). Funny how much Christmas stuff there is around, more & more decorations appearing, in our compound today, lights in the trees, trees in the lobby, a display at the entrance, and most shops are playing Christmas music. We have ...
... they were charging us in the same area they are. When I heard that I said Hallelujah! Finally, the answer we had been looking for was right in front of us. We decided to think about it and let them know in the morning, but we already knew we were gonna take them up on their offer.
Sure enough, we woke up the next morning and sealed the deal with the hotel. We now have the security of knowing we'll have a nice place to stay for the next 2 weeks until we have to make our way over ...
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