Guxiang 20 Hotel
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... harvest. The buildings are in the traditional Chinese architecture using the traditional symbolic colors, yellow, red, blue and green. The number 9 is a symbol of the Emperor and so the use of nine rings, nine plates and nine raised knobs on the doors give rise to the importance of these buildings. The surrounding park is about 660 acres and that truly is where all the fun is! After visiting the ...
... to all sorts of exotic places like Tibet and North Korea but the only one we could fit in during our stay was a walking tour around the Islamic area of Beijing. It was great, primarily because the two guides, one from the CCC Feng Sheng, who was translator and Mr Wei who is connected to the Mosque were both so cheerful and enthusiastic. The most interesting aspect of the tour was Mr ...
Craig, whom I met the previous night, his buddy Fred and I went shopping today. We hit up the Beijing Zoo area and some other place in search of a watch among other things. If you can't master the art of haggling, don’t shop in China – or, just go with Craig. Craig, a young (and arguably ginger) English lad impressed me with his bargaining skills. I’ve always prided myself on my cunning ...
... for dinner & drinks at our favourite little Italian restaurant. Andy met a friend for a drink, and we joined up later on.
Work appointment over lunch on Friday, then an Internations party on Friday evening at a very nice hotel bar. A great evening catching up with friends & celebrating 10,000 members in Beijing which is quite incredible (around 300 actually went!). They had a band play too, plus some Flamenco dancers performed which was great to watch. ...
... and we headed for an outside street eating stalls that we had seen on our way to the Forbidden City that had some edible really interesting street food without creepy crawlies and enjoyed some of the tasty local food hoping we would be alive in the morning. We told them the Aussies (Jack & Chris) about the amazing duck dinner we had at Da Dong the night before and they asked us if we would join them tomorrow night to go and have a duck with them and we gladly ...
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