Hornki Creat Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... director, and a China expert, on his experiences in this fascinating country.
We also visited the Confucius Temple — always co-located with the Royal College, in which the only textbook was the writings of Confucius. Quite amazing to think that one man was so revered and had so much influence as to shape the intelligentsia of an entire country for generations.
Our next stop was the Tibetan Lama Temple, which was very well preserved and beautiful, ...
As for today, as I was about to exit my dorm, I ran into Mohini, who returned last night from her trip. We walked to my sandwich place I liked. She was telling me about the villages she checked out with Mohini. I was mad at her for not taking pictures since she was too lazy to do so.
Then we went back to her room to drink some tea and have Indian food. Eating the Indian food was yummy. ...
... but she had to tell you off first?" Gloria wouldn't respond. She just said she's crazy and to just let her unlock the door.
So I waited, patiently. Waited and waited. She got herself some water, took one sip then put the cup down. She switched off the lights in the hallways. She made a phone call--I'm quite certain it was a call to complain about what just had happened. I also have the distinct feeling that she was not being truthful about it. She started writing in a ...
The metro was surprisingly easy since they had made it very english-friendly after the Olympics 4 years ago. It was also 20p for any journey across the city! I found my hostel (The Happy Dragon) with minimal fuss as all the street signs also have english translations. I chilled out for a few hours, then went to Tiananmen to meet with the others. This was the first instance I had of Chinese people taking random pictures of me, most probably because I ...
After a painful ten hour flight I landed at Beijing airport, it was a bit of a culture
shock to say the least as I was the only white person and the airport was
packed. I was knackered though so I didn’t really care even when they rushed me
onto a train I didn’t try and escape. The taxi ride to my hostel was
terrifying, it had no seatbelts and our driver was on the phone for most of the
duration. We saw two crashes in about twenty ...