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Day dawned from a little sleep-in for us this morning and June and I headed down to check out the Chinese breakfast supplied with our room - rice, baked scrambled egg, no toast, with a few stir fried veggies was the best I could come up with. It was tasty, with warm orange juice....not too bad, to wash it down.
The others didn't wake up …
Alright. A long story: I left for a stay-cation during the Chinese national holiday. The plan, check into a lovely 5 star hotel in the Chaoyang area. Wine and dine myself In a different area of Beijing and enjoy being near western shopping and luxuries. What actually happened: the regal court hotel in chaoyang was sub par. It was cheap and for good …
... of was getting back to the hostel, freshen up and fill my tummy (spicy chcken
with veggies, a peanut sauce and rice) ... and so I did!!
Tomorrow I’ll probably go and explore the Muslim quarter of Beijing and if I
still have time i’ll check out the Temple of heaven.
After that there’s only one day
left in Beijing before I head off west to Datong... inshallah!!
When standing in line for customs Kalie started to talk to others saying Hi! And started small talk; it was so cool! we went right from airport to restaurant for dinner. We had Chinese Food and ate at the Happy House! When walking out of tour bus vendors were all over! A man put a hat on me and Kalie was a little nervous for me! lol... they were selling fake wallets and balloons, They served us Peeking Duck with celery, Mongolian beef, sweet and sour pork, ...
Time to move on from Beijing. Arriving at the train station via the Metro we eventually found the ticket office on the far right.
Pingyao was our chosen destination and is a beautiful old walled city between Xi'an and Beijing.
Strolled around the Artificial lakes ...
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Top Class Hotel, with the old fashion courtesy! Breakfast included in price. English was lacking in the attendants at the desk. But over-all the rooms were spacious and had all the comforts.
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