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 …
... amp; Rose have a walk around this new station and return with a bag full of goodies for the train. The train left on time for the 5 hour journey to Beijing. Arriving in Beijing just after 5 pm was not good. We decide on two taxis again. Shelagh and I take the first, Rose and Gordon go for the one behind. The 5 km journey takes an hour, with 45 minutes of waiting time. We arrive and check-in are shown around the hotel but there's no sign of R & G. The first 2 ...
... There were some instructors working with them improving their moves. They too were extremely graceful.
Walking further, following a path into the wooded area we found a group of people, scattered around the edge of the square, practicing old Chinese instruments. They were not playing in unison, but one here and there, each playing one of the old songs. Another man joined in with one couple, singing in the way that is so strange to my western ears, but ...
... instrument up close with interest. The performers all shared this one qing that is over 500 years old, so I didn't dare touch it. However, once that one was put away, one of the other zither instructors brought down another practice qing and very graciously gave me a small lesson on how to play it. I was terrible, of course, but I managed. The cello skills in plucking actually helped me out, but the technique is different and challenging.
Phew. My mind is buzzing from all the excitement.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsInterContinental Beijing Beichen
Great Location Pleasant and accomodating staff. Would highly recommend.
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