Grand Metropark Yuantong Hotel
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... if it wasn't so hot 33 degrees. We bought a bottle of water and it was half frozen, that was really nice as I was feeling the effects of way to much sun. I don’t know how many times that we went through security but I had had enough of people touching me. By the time we got back to our hotel, we both flaked out. After a short rest we had a shower and both felt better for it.
Now to describe our tea adventure. We ...
... with the Forbidden City and has a number of special purpose buildings (places for holding animals for sacrifice, a kitchen, a "fasting room" where the Emperor fasted for 3 days prior to the ceremony, dressing rooms, plus the actual temple which is quite a wonderful building. We spent quite a bit of time just wandering the grounds and enjoying the crowds. As with our previous day there were lots of people doing activities - ball tai chi, exercises, ...
... etc. are cooked in the soup, then dipped in an amazing peanut sauce. Yum. I also tried an eel (it was nice) and a scorpion (the exoskeleton was a little flakey, but the scorpion was nice).
Of course, no trip to Beijing would be complete without a taste of Peking Duck. Fortunately, my old friend Lee Riekman lives near Beijing. He and his wife Victoria offered to take us out for duck. The meal was nice; we started off with ...
Dinner tonight was very westernised, we had Peking duck and normal western dishes you would expect from the local Chinese.
So the new family seem really great, a nice mix of people and all ages. Should be a good week!!
So we have just hit Groundhog Day!!! Steve did his research really well and told me we would not double up on anything, hmmmm, next time I better check that for myself. So back to the wall for us, but good thing Pan took us ...
... over coffee & cake. We met Andy after & had a couple of glasses of wine then went to our favourite Italian for dinner. Tracey & Tracy both a little tipsy after a few wines, so headed home!
Monday we went for a massage, with the free vouchers I'd got from the ladies evening, the spa is called Dragonfly and is one of the nicer ones here, and we had a 1 hour massage each, I had a traditional Chinese one & Andy had a Japanese one, both were very ...