Huanghe Jingdu Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... and understand - we
will be Discovery Channel junkies when we get home.
The night finished with a dinner at another decidedly local restaurant. Howard
certainly knows some great spots and joined us for a "chicken stew"
with lashings of hot spices. Mac was in his element. We are still in shock over
the bill for this one ....dinner for three including drinks, rounded out to $17
AUD ...and...there was food left over!
... time we wanted to visit and see what makes the Birds' Nest such an interesting architectural structure. It also is now added to the number of Olympic Stadia we have visited all round the world.
We alighted at the Olympic Green station and walked across the shopping centre concourse to the main area. Apart from the Stadium there was also the Indoor Stadium and the Water Cube on view. It cost us about $5 each to enter (getting 50% seniors discount). It is ...
... menu for the table (if you are lucky, you will get 2).
people trying to use the same staircase. Lindsey and I got a bit
nervous because people from behind were pushing to try and move
faster while waiting on the stairs. While taking our last
pictures on the wall, a family was secretly taking pictures of me.
They were slowly sneaking their way towards me and then a grandmother
handed me her grandchild and asked if I would take a picture with
him. Lindsey and I had a good laugh and then ...
... s Republic of China is one of the largest cities with a population of over 14 million. Beijing first became an imperial capital during the Mongol Yan dynasty (1279-1368) and both the Ming and Qing emperors ruled from the Forbidden City at its heart. Today, an all-pervading spirit of change has added an exiting new dimension to the city.
Expanding in concentric rings from the Forbidden City ...
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