JW Marriott Hotel Beijing
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... has been used for over 470 years. It was a museum that we went through & showed the history of the irrigation system. It was dug in the Qing dynasty & was 10 kilometres in length. Seven villages had their crops irrigated, on average about 3 acres a day. It has been regarded by the local people as the life of the oasis. The system has grown considerably in more recent history.
From there we went to ...
... I can proudly say that I have now climbed the Great Wall of China, and scratch it off my life's bucket list. After a brief lunch on the second floor above a jade factory, we traveled back to Beijing and made our way to the Bird's Nest, the nickname of Beijing'sOlympic Stadium. The architecture was spectacular. Then, unbeknownst to me, we had the opportunity to visit the interior of the stadium. I know that, being a Montrealer, we a lucky to come from an Olympic city, ...
... We did make it to a little shop on the wall and then there was a path down the hill, since going down for me was far more precarious than going up. It was still quite the sight, though I'm sure much more enjoyable in the Spring or Fall when there's foliage and warmth. Sight seeing in the winter is just not that fun, especially with a baby. Steve would have spent all day there, hiking ...
So we have a 3 day weekend....time for a trip!!!!!! Alex and I booked a 3 day adventure to Beijing April 1-3, 2013! After obsessing about how to best see everything we could during this get-away (because we don't know if we will make it back here) we opted to book a tour that would hit all the sites we wanted to see. We got up at 5am and headed to Hongqiao Airport for a 8:00am flight. At 10:30am we were in ...
... found a group of old folk doing some crazy clapping class which looked great fun! After this we went to the Pearl market, a 5 floor building stuffed from top to bottom with market sellers. The top two floors reserved for Pearls, and the other three floors were reserved for people trying way too hard to sell us their tat. The sound of the first floor was 'hello hello iPhone cover yes?' Or 'hello beats headphones!', everytime one ...