Hutongren Courtyard Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
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... where a man and his wife live. The man is an amazing and locally famous painter. We got to see his paintings and some of us got to buy them.
After that we went to Wangfujing Walking Street which some kids thought was like Bourke St Mall. I thought it look like it too. Ice cream was the main thing people bought.
We got to experience a tea ceremony just before dinner. The ...
... first. Rucksack on back, and carrying Dees. Dee had the 2 day bags and shopping for the trip. Once on, there were no issues until I turned into the corridor and realised I was stuck. Wedged between the walls, with rucksack on my back. I then forced my way down the corridor to the amusement of the conductor who smiled which was at least a good move forward. I don’t think he was too impressed with me messing ...
... off the seat due to bad aim, though usually it’s in the gents’ ‘It wasn’t urine’ was his reply. ‘Plus, to top it off, she’s the girlfriend of the owner and he’s a known triad, Oliver told me’.
So, we beat a hasty retreat back to the hostel, only then realising how late it was, 03:30!!! So much for easing ourselves into the trip, we’d already get extremely drunk, met a boorish self ...
... and bridges. It was a really pretty sight, and so we lit a bright red lantern of our own and set it off into the sky. It was a really amazing first day.
Monday we all met and went to head off to Temple of Heaven. The metro is incredibly cheap - 2yuen (about 20p) for any length of journey, and it's really modern and efficient too. A lot of it was built for the Olympics in fact, and they are still extending. They have demolished a lot of the hutongs to do this though, which is ...
... Once we got there it was the same spiel and for changing money we had to take a ticket and wait for our number to be called. There were about 15 numbers ahead of us, which didn’t sound too bad except that every counter was so incredibly slow. We decided to just suck up the fees for using another ATM card, but it turned out that this bank didn’t even have an ATM! So, we went back to waiting. We then found out that we need a passport to change money (which ...