Hepingli Hotel (Xinghua Road)
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... be so happy to see a Subway in my life!! All they have over here for "comfort food" choices are McDonald's and KFC; both of which you get really tired of pretty quickly.
The next morning was the most anticipated part of the trip and it did everything but disappoint.
We booked our Great Wall tour through our hostel and the tour bus picked us up at the nearby intersection. It took us about an hour and a half to get up into the ...
... and it's also great value at 20p a ride). Road names are also in English, and generally food menus have pictures so you can have a good stab at eating something you might like. It doesn't always go right, but it isn't impossible. We've learnt the mandarin words for cat and dog, which alongside 'hello' and 'thank you' makes four words that we are able to use. Talking of dog, we're pretty sure we haven't eaten any yet. We met a couple from Kansas yesterday who told us ...
This year's Dragon Boat holiday has proven to be a wonderful whirlwind for me. I suppose one fairly obvious reason is that today was a national holiday, so the work week has been cut into two two-day pieces. As it turned out, we had a little celebration at the Embassy on Tuesday during the day to celebrate all those officers whose China tours were coming to a close this summer and who would be moving on to their next ...
... tour which meant we would be taken to a series of shops in the hope we might buy something along the way, brilliant! First stop a silk shop. This turned out to be a lot more fun than we realised, we were shown silk worms through their life cycle and learnt that when the cocoons are formed you get cocoons with either one or two silk worms inside, Romeo and Juliet as the man explained; although even in silk worm world you get Romeo and Romeo and Juliet and ...
... about 4 stops to an interchange- went above ground and had the same problem. Very upsetting- headed back down to subway and were home in 10 minutes. Most likely way faster then any taxi.
We have rooms across the hall from each other and when we took the kids into their room the hotel had bought a cake for Mae! It was so thoughtful- we all were exhausted- have a driver and mini van coming at 7:00 AM tomorrow to take us to the Great Wall and Summer Palace.
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility