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... sunshine and blue skies – quite different from my arrival into PEK on Saturday, when the region was obscured by pollution and/or clouds.
Arrived Temple of Heaven Park at 7:47 and purchased a "through ticket" for 35 yuan ($5.61). I spent three hours exploring the various sights in the park, “the most perfect example of Ming architectural design and absolutely extraordinary to contemplate,” according to Lonely Planet.
I entered ...
... a 'fussitarian' or to Rach a 'I don't no whatatarian', which I probably agree with.'
So the plan of going to the Great Wall finally happened the following morning and there was no hangover in sight. Getting to the bus station was easy with Lei back in the gang. We made a quick toilet stop and found the process worse than in India. People were squatting down without doors, clearly having number twos in full view of everyone; we of course hurried to those with doors; ...
... we'd forgotten to close the shades the night before -- lighting up the room and making it frustratingly hard to fall back asleep.
I grabbed for my iPhone, which spent the night on the bedside table between the two beds, and checked the time. 8:07am?! I let out an exasperated groan, how can they be up this early? We didn't even fall asleep until past 4:00am!
I sauntered out of the bedroom ten minutes later, followed soon by the other two from the ...
... Well it turns out that you can indeed bargain for items in Chinese department stores and I managed to get the jacket down from £120 to £20! My bargaining skills are clearly improving!
Once we had done all our shopping we suddenly realized that we had forgotten to visit one of the most important sights in Beijing; Tiananmen Square. We had been meaning to visit for a few days but always seemed to be putting it off. Tiananmen Square is the world’s biggest ...
... I. The most amazing buffet I have ever seen. Much better than the buffets at the Bellagio Las Vegas. The quality of the of the food was excellent. We tried a new fruit called Dragon fruit that had a white flesh dotted with many tiny black seeds. It was kind of like Kiwi but better. We the toured to Tiannamen Square and the Forbidden City. It was very cold and very windy. We didn't stay long in Tiannamen Square because the wind was viscous. The Forbidden City was fascinating. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGuangzhou Hotel Beijing
For a large city hotel this was a nice and comfortable place to stay. We enjoyed our time here as it is in a good location to shops and transport. we indulged in the tea shop downstairs, Had a go at the internet, which was as we found anywhere in China not as fast as at home but still quick enough to do financial transactions. Breakfasts were fantastic, the other meals we ate out nearby for. The rooms were comfortable and quiet and we had no trouble getting a good nights rest. Only a few staff spoke English confidently, but there was always someone on hand that could do so. The staff were very pleasant and helpful.
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