HWA (Apartment) Hotel
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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 …
... for 12 months when we saw it. HIIIGH up in the clouds and the mist, we saw a section of the wall. It looked surreal.
We got off the bus shortly after and were, of course, immediately bombarded by women with backpacks full of souvenirs they wanted us to buy. I didn’t help myself when I decided to practice my Chinese with all of them and tell them our life stories. One became quite attached. We just kept telling ...
... concrete outside. The current owner had many birds and rabbits in cages, plants, flowers and chairs arranged here for a welcoming patio look. The south facing rooms and the warmest were typically the bedrooms of the most senior couple owning the home. This would be parents or grandparents.
North facing rooms and the coolest, belonged to the sons in the family, whereas the girls were given bedrooms on the east or west side. A kitchen, and common area or ...
... entering the main complex twice, although there was a lot of scaffolding so we assumed it was closed for refurb. Typical! We also went to huge temple complex and then just wondered around spending the rest of the day just walking a ridiculous amount just getting lost and taking in this ginormous city, while getting harassed to buy every bit of tourist tat along the way ...
... mishap though when Jane got on the train but the doors shut before Peter could get on! Luckily we both new which station we were aiming for so did finally meet up again. The metro systems are well patronised and there was usually standing room only.
The highlight for us was the Great Wall. Went out to Jinshanling which is 3 hours north of Beijing and definitely not crowded. Only twelve in our group and at times we felt ...