Gongda Jianguo Grand Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
We were up very early this morning, to beat the crowd to the Great Wall, it was easy to wake with excitment in the veins.
Predicted to be a bit cold and some showers, we were all geared up to take on the wall.
Well, yes it's just as maginfcient as what you see on TV and in the glossy magazines, the "Wall is Grand"! They say if you …
Our first day with the Wendy Wu Tour Group, there are 17 of us in total, and our guide Erin for the whole tour comes from Xian.
A fairly reasonable start to the day, breakfast was Western, nice to have some toast, eggs and bacon, instead of the more traditional Chinese breakfast like we had at Chengdu. Has anyone tried Coogee, to me it …
Today was an early morning, we flew Sichaun Airlines to Beijing, takes a good 3 hours, a bit like travelling in Australia from one city to another.
We arrived in Beijing mid afternoon, wow the airport to start with - amazed us all, we could tell the city was developed for 2008 Olympics.
Only 30 minutes to our hotel, you will see …
After Hong Kong we arrived at Beijing airport and amazingly not one person could speak English. Somehow we arranged a taxi and after 30 mins we were in our hotel.... alive! There are no road rules in China - it is every man (or car \ scooter \ bus \ bicycle) for himself. Hooters were made to be used in China as our driver had his hand on the hooter …
At the beginning of Autumn each year, China celebrates two holidays which fell back to back this year.
Moon Festival comes first (and falls on the full moon each year) and everyone eats moon cakes, which are these disgusting, dense cakes that have some filling. This year, I was given rose and red bean flavor... mmmmmm! Think of a fig newton, only that is the size of a hockey puck and not quite ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center