InterContinental Beijing Beichen
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Beijing, China, Monday, March 7, 2011 – DAY 61
The ms Amsterdam arrived Hong Kong Harbor (Victoria Harbor) at 5:45 AM. Captain Olav Van Der Waard thread us through a maze of anchored container ships and slowly maneuvered into a pier that again was the best location in the Harbor. The lights and outline of Hong Kong and …
So i arrived in Beijing at roughly 7am in the morning local time after about 17hours of transit. Airport was an interesting experience, given the time there was ************e around. The Airport was so big i had to take a train from Immigration right through to baggage handling!
Met K after collecting my bags and jumped on …
... public transport and let it take us to a new place, sometimes we knew where we were going and other times we just hopped on and went with the traffic! More often that not, we ended up at a market, where Sean would almost bring people to tears with his bargaining skills. He is the master of bargaining, where I on the other hand prefer the fixed price kind of shops. If Sean is told that an item costs RMB300, Sean will offer RMB30 - and more often than ...
... How rude lol..........
The 1st half kicked of with Man C attacking the goal in front of us. However, Arsenal did most of the attacking for about 30mins. I think the heat was getting to alot of players as it was still 32 degrees at 8pm so it was a slowish game. With 10 mins left in the 1st half Man C started to attack and within 5mins they where 2 up. Both really well worked goals see BBC Sports for scorers lol. So at half time it was 2-0 to Man ...
... and Buddha ornament shops but we found our first veggie restaurant but didnt go in because I wasnt hungry becauseI had fries for lunch (im ashamed of myself although I did have jasmine tea which was delish!)
We then went to the Temple of Heaven Park which we were really looking forwards to after all the city pollution but it turns out it wasn;t much of a park. The temple was okay, but its not really a temple but worth a look although maybe not the entry ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsInterContinental Beijing Beichen
Great Location Pleasant and accomodating staff. Would highly recommend.
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