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 it´s extremely cheap and we always paid RMB 2 per …
... done being tourists to drive us back to the bus stop.
On our drive up it was clear that this was dead season. It was like a ghost town all the way up to the entrance of The Wall. Once there we didn't have to wait in any line to get our tickets. We purchased our entrance tickets, shuttle bus tickets, cable car tickets, and toboggan tickets; a total cost of 316RMB (=62.75CAD) total for the both of us. WHAT??! ARE YOU KIDDING ME.
... black and white flock print tracksuits. I consulted google and it seems this is an outward display of affection, a sort of counter or rebellion against the arranged marriages of previous generations. We spotted numerous other couples in identikit outfits and the trend is so popular here that many fashion labels have even started designing his and hers ranges to meet the demand - including matching pyjamas. Somehow I don't think it would catch on back home! I ...
... that, along with several other side dishes (chicken, a roasted pork with large flavorful chunks of bamboo shoots, bok choy, a shrimp cooked in a tomato sauce and lightly battered, and fish soup). The duck came out on a special cart and the chef carved it in front of us, making a lovely display of final dish. We were given individual trays with a variety of toppings, and a woman came out and showed us how to eat the duck. The first step is to take off the skin, which ...
... but the fare was just ¥65, the distance 20 Kms). The second option was to meet the optional tour group on Wangfu Street at the impossible to miss Apple Store. Not the edible apples.
As it was now after 1 the guides said we would have our dumpling lunch first. This necessitated another 40 minute bus trip but the lunch was probably the best yet. The name of the restaurant was Daqinghua. I must do some research to see where it was in Beijing. Obviously the tour ...