Holiday Inn Downtown Beijing
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHoliday Inn Downtown Beijing
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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Today marks our fifth and final day trekking on the wall and was a pretty emotional day for me. A chance to let go of all the things that have held me back in the past and throw them over the side on the highest part of our trek today. We left our hotel in Huairou to drive to Huanghuacheng to begin our last day of trekking. Along the way we were treated to a few more stories from Jessie. One in particular about the Ming dynasty emperors - of which ...
... the menu was HUGE and the whole experience was like being Alice in Wonderland. Veggies amongst you please look away now, but I loved the way the chef brought the duck out and carved it in front of us :-0 I don't think I've ever enjoyed duck skin so much - they suggested dipping it in sugar and wow, what a taste sensation! Fantastic! The plum sauce is also to die for - thick and malty tasting. The extras were great too, including some ...
... for the death of millions (hope the censors don't read this!!!!). A quick thunderstorm meant that I headed back to the hotel for a quick freshen up before I headed off, again on the subway, to the acrobat show. This was as spectacular as my dad said it would be and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Food was at the night market which had some truly 'exotic' fare: skewers of fried scorpion, snake, crickets, whole birds etc... I was extremely boring and went for a vegetarian wrap! See photo's ...
... Our guide on the bus was very good, great English and she told us lots of things about the Chinese way of life, family, etc. and she made everything very interesting.
We arrived at the Forbidden City which was an amazing place but very crowded - full of Chinese and tourists - there were 16 buses from Aurora!! The City was built in 1406 and covers 250 acres. Lots of palaces, statues and gardens - nothing like we know - huge rock formations - wierd looking ...
... model of Beijing and also a model of the new central business area which is going to have some amazing buildings to add to what it already has! After an hour or so i went on a hunt for something indoors to do to escape the rain, however Beijings main sights are all outside, so back to the hostel it was for a burger and beer. Today seemed like a good day to meet up with a couple of students i taught ...