Han'S Royal Garden Hotel
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... sitting, it fell as we were driving! It was super funny, and we couldn't stop laughing.
We then got to a place for lunch, which was a Chinese restaurant. We had a lot of different dishes. In China, most of the meals are shared. So all of the food is put in the middle, and everyone takes what they would like. We had a chicken dish, dumplings, fruit in a syrupy sauce, rice, soup, and Chinese pizza, which is ...
... explaining why I couldn't take the subway, where I needed to go, giving directions and just generally chatting in Chinese, to try and speed him along and not let him relax... (here comes the important bit)... but without even thinking it! It doesn't sound like much, but it felt like a bit of a break-through moment, as I was answering all of his questions with relative ease and, towards the end of the journey, when he asked me why I'm in Beijing, and I ...
... helped by ordering for us :-) bless him. Bish decided to ask what was good, 'pigs feet' he replied - what?! Really?! We didn't go with his recommendation!
The following day we decided to head down to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City but this soon changed when we saw the queues!! Everyone gets up so ...
... had wanted to have a noodle lunch at the ..... Lakes but the venue was shut with a sign in Chinese explaining why which we couldn't understand so I gave in and we headed to MacDonald's. we came to the conclusion that it tastes exactly the same even in china. Back at the hostel we had another nap (still very jetlagged) and we had to force ourselves out of bed for dinner. We just went to the little cafe around the corner from the hostel and I ordered veg and rice whilst ...
... laugh in their face and offer less than half that, then the real game begins. We did this and Hil played the pro, while I played the idiot sidekick. Worked like a charm and we walked away with some unexpected loot, and some new Asian lady BFFs. I scored a sweet iPad case, complete with keyboard, for $10. They go for $80 in the States. We wanted a small fan, and exploded in laughter when the vendor offered one for 275 yuan, $45. We walked away with two fans for 20 yuan, ...
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