Travel Blogs from Beijing
... were taken to the ‘Mutianyu’ section of the ‘Great Wall’. Our driver showed us where to buy tickets for the ‘Cable Car’ to take us up to the top. When we found out the price we said ‘No Thanks’ we will walk! We were then told for a much lower price we could be taken half way by shuttle bus, so we took that option.
We both bought hats from the tourist rip-off merchants and started our walk to the top. ...
... down. What a laugh!! In true Winter Olympics fashion we could ride individual toboggans from the top all the way down a winding course to the bottom of the mountain. Myself and these 3 Dutch guys (if you ain't Dutch you ain't much) waited at the top to give this screaming /giggling Brit girl enough space to wind slowly down and take in the scenery, before settling off and hurtling down. I just laughed the whole way - like a relatively safe Disney ride with that sense ...
... Bailey’s and whiskey!! Not the norm, and I should have really found some coffee to pour mine into, make it more breakfast like!
Before the ball that morning we joined some friends, one of who’s birthdays it was, for a cooking class at a hutong cookery school, it was great – we made about 4 different dishes & then enjoyed them for lunch, we made my favourite, gong bao chicken, very spicy chicken in a lovely sauce, with spring onions, ...
... my train in Changsha…my first ever soft sleeper/Z train, as this was all that was available. Usually I would only ever do hard-sleepers because they are the cheapest and I actually find them quite comfortable unlike most people ha. I don’t care what anyone says- I really LOVE/PREFER sleeper trains for travel- it makes the best use of your time and money if you ask me!...no hotel room as you sleep over night, no waste of time because you get on and go to bed and ...
... a busy few days / nights so are starting the National Holiday in a relaxing fashion.
Yes, we have a week off - heaven. Why? Because it's the mid Autumn Festival which is also known as Moon Festival, it's marked by eating mooncakes (not tried any yet, apparantley they aren't very nice!!), and more importantly gathering together with relatives for family re-unions. It's an important holiday for lovers, and in some parts of China matchmaking, where ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services