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 …
... actually see a scorpion were pretty low, but figured it was smart to take precautions anyways. Sure enough, within the first 5 seconds we found a scorpion. This started to alarm us. We were probably around 2 hours away from the nearest exit so in the event that someone got stung, the aftermath could have been disastrous. We had no cell service and would not have been able to get off the wall in time. We came to the conclusion that if we stayed on the wall, we ...
As I sit here and update this I am sitting listening to Kenny Rogers, and looking out at the dark with the odd light thinking? This is amazing I am in Russia. On a train heading to China, with the most amazing person in the world. Wouldn’t want to be anywhere else right now.
There is a mossi flying about in the cabin. I am sure it is a midge that has followed me over from Scotland. ...
It's been recently brought to my attention that I haven't updated this blog in a while. This is true, I didn't forget about it or anything but I'm just so busy during the week I don't have the time or energy to create an update.
Anyway here is a typical day for me:
1. Wake up at 5 am because my sleeping schedule has been messed up since I got to China.
2. Spend an hour cursing the fact I woke up at 5 ...
... was named a hutong. In fact, Beijing hutongs range from 40 centimeter to 10 meter wide. The longest has more than 20 turns.
Beijing hutongs are varied: in east-west or north-south direction, sloped, half or "blind hutongs", or cul-de-sacs.
The gray-tiled houses and alleys crossing with each other in identical appearance are like a maze, it is fun to walk through them but be careful not to get lost.
How many hutongs ...
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