HWA (Apartment) Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
Day 1: July 9, 2014
We arrived at the Beijing West Railway Station with the night train from Xian at 7.10 in the morning. We immediately jumped on a subway going in direction to Xidan, a metro station near our future hotel. The Beijing Subway has some good and some bad things. On one hand itīs extremely cheap and we always paid RMB 2 per …
... no peanuts(someone with a peanut allergy) was a challenge. To boot, the kids were expecting it to taste the same... Definitely not the case. Halfway across the globe, things don't taste the same. I enjoyed my Mc D's experience; the spicy chicken trio was yummy. Well, no more fast food from now on. Tomorrow we head to Luoyang. That being said, the day was not close to being over. We headed out to a market in Old Beijing. It was full of traditional Chinese jewelry, foods, ...
... days. Then four more people advise me they were feeling off after the food, so wasn't a good experience for any of us!! So off we went for our rickshaw ride and it was crazy fun, I don't know whether our travel insurance would have covered a crash haha We then we went for a walk down the river and my stomach decided to not play the game again, I'm thinking the bumpy ride in the rickshaw was the cause, so making a run for loo that was clean and ...
... We struggled like salmon against this stream or more aptly (given the relative newness of the situation) like tiny turtles making their way to the sea as we bounced and tumbled our way to the main gate and teannamen square. We arrived, and saw the iconic (and worlds largest) square awash in tourists and hugged by screaming traffic and then turned to see the renowned, larger than life painting of Mao gazing down at us within his city. A humbling experience. We ...
... can co-exist. A political statue commenting on the state of the economy next to a nude sculpture of some fat dudes next to a white wedding dress. While I cannot claim to understand most of what I saw, the experience deepened my awe of this country-- what it sees itself as vs. what others perceive.
I spent 4 hours in the area but have only scratched the surface. Will definitely revisit!
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services