Huandao Boya Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... like a tour guide, but we travelled by public transport, not car or mini bus. Together we went to the Summer Palace to the north west. It is a large site established by the Empress Dowager, Cixi, in the late 19th century. The long covered walkway and buildings surround an artificial lake. Tomorrow we will go out to the Great Wall, but then go directly to the station for the first train sector to Xi'an, so I'm not sure when I'll be able to do my next ...
... differing in appearance and nature. The first skit portrayed two men trying to kill each other in a pitch black room. Unable to see each other until accidentally making contact, these men worked their way around the room looking for the other. In humorous fashion, blind sword swings into the darkness was narrowly avoided by the other actor. Tomorrow, my mom flies home and I fly to Macao and Hong Kong for the next 5 ...
... minutes of this part and spent the entire 2 mile stretch thinking about the strongly worded email I would write the GWM ppl about how unsafe this was!! …this never happened ha but kept me entertained.
The wall round-2, my good deed and the FINISH:
At mile 21 is where you reenter the wall for the second time!...and MAN DOES THAT SUCK! … back on the stairs and still 5 miles to go is NOT a good feeling to say the least. But the change in scenery is ...
... and a half to kill. We walked around Fengtai, noting how calm it was compared to Haidian. It is like comparing a smaller town such as Centennial or Lone Tree to Denver. (However, it was observed that a normal traffic flow resembles traffic on Colorado Boulevard in the evening, so we considered Fengtai calm for China standards.) We came across a park where we saw a kid pushing his dad around on a mini go-kart--it was by far the cutest thing I have seen thus ...
... like sheep we joined and for the next 30 minutes before the train arrived it was a bit of pushing and shoving jostling for position to get on the train.
The train arrived and the pushing and shoving stepped up to gas mark number 6 and we were herded in the crowd onto the train.
An hour and fifteen minutes later we were back at Beijing North making our way on foot on the short walk back to Ron and Roberts’s hotel. We went in and had a drink ...
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