Golden Phoenix Hotel Beijing
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking
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This morning started off with an early start where we met our tour guide for the day David, down in the lobby. The bus which we were on spent the next hour going around the other hotels to pick up other people for the tour. Our group was relatively small with a couple from Holland and their five year old girl, two guys from Germany, couple from Australia and an American lady who has been living in Beijing since September teaching at ...
... turned into huge meal.
Replete, we wound our way home via shopping! We investigated the Arts and Crafts Building.
Charmed by my play with Chinese characters this morning, I got hold of calligraphy brushes and a practice sheet. Yay!
Russell came home with a new black leather trench coat so is very happy!
Back to the hotel by 6:00 a nice soak in the huge bath and then cocktails on the roof, what a way to start our stroll!
... of course, this line took much longer. We waited for about 30 minutes before Josť was called forward. When it was my turn the guy took my passport and asked if I had been in contact with any livestock within the last few days, if I was bringing back food (like fresh fruits or vegetables) why I was traveling and where I went for how long. I was pretty nervous, I didn’t want to be held back for any reason. But thankfully the guy waved me through and I met up with Josť and we ...
... red. Sometimes the police officer just gives up because everyone crosses anyway. Sometimes on a one way street, you must look both sides.
No one really speak English. It is a constant try-to-guess-what-i-mean game. We cannot leave without a pen and paper and every price is negotiable (bargaining is my forte).
We now have to buy bottled water. Hot water is available pretty much everywhere but it takes time getting used to. Food is really delicious and ...
... so had to wait to be scanned. No problem and then a walk to one of the seating areas. I managed to get a set of four seats without arms except on the ends so I put my pannier (which I had used as a carry on) against one arm, put my legs up and dozed off. I managed to catch a few winks until the gate was announced for the Lufthansa flight. Now another long walk to the gate. Short flight this time, only an hour, and a nice cake for a snack and a drink.