Grand Millennium Beijing
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... was live scorpions on a stick! Literally 5 scorpions on a kebab stick wiggling around! As we walked through the food street with the disgusting stench of the famous pork poo intestine lingering everywhere (either that or the cyclo driver was following us) we was also offered another variety of foods. Frog, snail, cat, dog and a flattened pigs face that looked like a mix between a Percy pig and a loony tune cartoon that had been run over by a steam roller. ...
... only 4 rows behind me). I did send him back a decent glass of red wine to soothe the soul.
It was a 9 hour flight to Shanghai losing 3 hours in time difference. Once there we made our way through customs to the other Terminal and checked in for our flight to Beijing. We had missed the dinner service on the plane due to turbulence over Hong Kong so settled for a quick bite at a coffee shop in the waiting area. Pretty ordinary.
The flight to Beijing on Chinese ...
... at times........!!!!) so I guess it's only right that Andy & I found some 'Beijing parents'. Coming back from the Aussie BBQ with them, we were talking to an Aussie woman, who later on said 'oh, you've got your parents with you' referring to Robert and Myra....!!!! They were less than impressed!!! It was a classic moment, now Robert is the same age as my Dad, Myra is younger. The funniest thing was, a week later watching the Aussie rules football final, an Aussie guy we ...
Last Tuesday we hopped on the fast train to Beijing and made it there in about 4.5 hours! We were travelling as fast as 250 mph, and made only a few stops on the way there. A man from our tour company picked us up and took us to our hotel.
We got right to work looking for a restaurant, and settled on one that looked to be a few city blocks away, Alba. The hotel staff suggested we take the bus (HA!), but we just walked. The street our hotel was ...
... wrap in pancakes with scallions and a sauce. It was tasty, not "I have to come back here before I leave" tasty, but we were glad we tried it.
Having looked at the weather forecast which showed a sunny day tomorrow with rain the day after, we called our guide and asked to bring the planned trip to the Great Wall a day forward which she and the driver were thankfully able to do - so a reasonable 8.30am start tomorrow to tick off another Great Wonder!
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility