Howard Johnson Plaza Royale
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... would forgive me more if I did not climb up the steep steps any further. I was going to go on the less difficult side, but the crowds put me off. Really crowded. But it was enjoyable and the views of the mountains were worth the climb.
... tried many windows and they refused to give me a ticket - an American was at the window with the same problem - as this was a holiday weekend was impossible to get new tickets - they told us to return tickets at one window then purchase at next window - by the time we did that, our tickets were gone - I had tickets from Beijing to ...
... a little pick at our 'chicken' sausages (HAH) and set out for The Forbidden City. After walking about 5km due to our poor map skills we arrived at the forbidden city, it was complete madness, people everywhere! Trying to sell you things and taking pictures of us! There we were thinking it was going to be a nice leisurely stroll so we saw what we needed to see and got out of there! The massive picture ...
... and the typically Asian paintings and carvings really did show off the skills of the Chinese people even back in the 1400's! I loved the names of all the different rooms in the palace as they were called things like Palace of the Divine Powers, Hall of the Supreme Harmony and The Palace of Heavenly Peace, very beautiful titles! Although with the amount of people pushing there way through to see them it didn't feel that peaceful! I almost lost Jeems the little 'un in all ...
... and see a good chunk of it. And then it was time for me to head back, this time saying final goodbyes to my friends, with no plans or likelihood of meeting up again on this trip. Perhaps on another? I took the metro back to the hostel and gathered my things, then making my way to the train station. This was not a train ride I was highly anticipating - 14 hours overnight, but without a bed; only the 'hard seat.' And ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services