Grand View Garden Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... before arriving here about the propensity for spitting in China. And it's true that many people (particularly the older generation) can be heard hocking and spitting at every occasion. But you do get used to it (sort of) and again trusty google tells me that this is considered to be hygienic in China. Another quirk is the approach to driving in Beijing which consists predominantly of beeping your way through any and all situation. This incessant beeping adds to ...
... round belly (Vic is tall and fairly big but not necessarily overweight - just a bit round), and this kid started to pat Vic's stomach, calling him Buddha (so guess what his name is now!). David walked us through the various buildings on site giving us some of the history. Then we had some free time to wander. At one point, we were just sitting on the long corridor, having a beer (they are somewhat relaxed about where you drink it), and ...
... to the palace we had to take a big Dragon Ferry across the lake. When we arrived we had lunch at the Palace now converted into a Restaurant...Afterwards we climbed
several steps to the top of the Palace which provided us a great view of the lake.
We also returned to Tianamen Square seeing it for a second time and it is ...
We arrived at 4.00am from Kuala Lumpur at the Beijing International Airport by Airasia. We took a taxi from the airport to our hotel near the Beijing railway station as the airport train transfer was closed. Taxi fares in Beijing are reasonably cheap and reliable We paid Rb100. The hotel cost us USD50 per night. Had a good sleep till noon and took a walk to the Temple of Heaven .which is ...
... friend back in the UK who I've heard some very sad news about this week, lots of love & thinking of you all, it puts life into perspective & it really is too short. Stu, a very happy birthday to you for tomorrow too. Best wishes to Andy's Aunt too who's recently come out of hospital.
Enjoy the bank holiday all of you, think of us - we'll be at work, business as usual!! Our next bank holiday is in October, and it's a week off - ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services