JW Marriott Hotel Beijing
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Once again, after a smooth five hour train ride, Carol, Joerg and I arrive in Beijing. Jim is back in Shanghai or Taiwan or Korea or somewhere in Asia attending to business. Our regular guide, Jason greeted us at the train station and took us to the hotel. We will be heading out early to go to the Wall the next day so we decided to have a quieter …
... so there were definitely a few times when it was a bit squishy squeezing past tour groups.
The Marble Boat was fully restored and looking good. It was made in 1893 using funds embezzled from the navy. It's always cool seeing these things knowing a little about the background because we were looking at it, thinking it was a pretty boat, and great design, but it can't float...so what was the point of it, when Empress Dowager Cixi had so many other places to sit. ...
... first room there was a big seated statue of Mao that we filed past and in the next room was his body lying in a crystal cabinet. He looked a bit plastic with a light shining on his face. The guards hurried everybody along and kept the crowd moving.
We met up with Neville again and moved on to the Forbidden Palace which sits at the north end of the square. It's called the Forbidden City because it was ...
... have just tables of food. The buffet we went to also have your traditional tables of dishes, but across from them are freezers and freezers of seasoned raw meat. I went and got like 12 plates of meat to grill up. I also discovered that Chinese buffets are all-you-can-eat-and-DRINK. Unlimited beers. The place we went to wasn't that upscale or anything. Less than $10 when you covert to dollars, but that’s ...
... stop for the day was to there oldest village! Which were extremely small house and clearly poverty stricken. But, Jessica then told us that the people of Beijing are now wanting to move back to this old village because of the culture and how close everyone was in the area. She then said that it was expensive to live in these areas, which really shocked me! It goes to show how important the Chinese culture of to them and how they don't want to loose sight of who they ...