Beijing Great Hotel
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Ni hao, 6 September: na een prima vlucht van zo'n 8,5 uur omstreeks 8:00 am aangekomen in Beijing. Mij per taxi laten afzetten in het Nanjing Great hotel wat ik vooraf al had geboekt. Prima hotel dat door zijn centrale ligging (Wanfuijing area) op loopafstand ligt van Tianmen en de Verboden Stad. Na wat uurtjes te hebben bijgeslapen richting …
... Nearly an hour later we were so miffed, but finally we were picked up and taken to the venue. Wow, it was at one of the Olympic stadiums ( the basketball stadium I believe). But upon arrival we saw the the whole area was deserted, dusty and inside the stadium it was dirty and looked like it was unused, and run down. A shame. So as EP went off to rehearse I ran around like a mad hatter trying to source at least some of the requirements for her dressing room as actually most of ...
... a lot of food in the US, but a lot of money only gets you a little in China. I never really liked Yoshinoya in the US, but I thought it tasted a little better over here.
The next day was a pretty great day. There was no afternoon activity planned so that meant that I had the afternoon off. With my free time, I decided to make a trip to the Silk Market to try to do some shopping. The Silk Market is one of the more touristy shopping centers ...
... us to a sitting area in the airport in front of a McDonald's where two other group members were waiting. We spent another 2 1/2 hours waiting for the next group to arrive and finally, after a good 24 hours of travelling, we arrived at our hotel. The odds were really in my favor that day as I somehow drew the only single room of the group.
Our days in Beijing were filled to the brim. ...
... booked our next ticket to Shanghai. A 15 hour night train for Wednesday night. Fun times!
Dinner allowed me to witness Sarah's attempt at using chop sticks. Picture the scene I look over and see her stabbing a piece of pepper. Special. Having reviewed the hostel, it's not too bad but the lighting makes it look seedy and doesn't do it justice.
Suffering big time from jet lag, either that or my body doesn't want to sleep on the hard mattress. But ...
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility