Grand Metropark Yuantong Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
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... It was a hot day, and with the combination of the smog and the poplar fuzz in the air, I'm sure my lungs needed the break too. The toboggan was awesome! It slid down fairly fast, or as fast as I could go before being flagged to slow down by the many patrol men on the route. I am due to check out of my hotel tomorrow, but I was recommended to go see The Forbidden City before I leave. I have to sit down tonight and do a bit of planning to figure out a bit more of my plan for ...
... Olympics. Even after food though I didnt feel much better so decided I would just lay down for a little rest. I ended up falling asleep straight away for another 2 and a half hours and felt a lot better for it! After doing a little reading, Jamie from my dormitory and I went for lunch at a recommended restaurant nearby to eat Peking Duck. I was so excited! None of the waitresses spoke English so we had to kind of improvise, which was funny but worth ...
... and then to the Forbidden City. Unfortunately for us some foreign VIPs were visiting the Forbidden City and half of the exhibitions were closed to us. We hiked up Coal Hill to have a better look at the city and appreciated the weather that we had yesterday, because of the smog, visibility was limited. What is fascinating is that most of the important buildings (both modern and historical) are built on ...
Our next activity of the day was a tour of a pearl factory. Why? I have no idea. They showed us the fresh water oysters the pearls come from and bla bla bla. After the demonstration, we were allowed into the shop to buy some pearls. I'm not a fan of them nor is really anyone in my family so I didn't buy any. If my nonna were still with us, for her I would have bought a necklace because she wore pearls. There was a restaurant ...
... with all the trimmings was desperately needed. So an hour and a half later, my feet were as good as new. My guy is also an expert in Chinese medicine and promises to fix my sore knee on my next visit.
All of that was concluded by a German dinner. Beijing is more multicultural than you might think, and after a week of Chinese food, some Wiener Schnitzel was just what the doctor - or masseuse - ordered. The perfect happy ending to a Saturday night.