KunTai Royal Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... 40 pence for a 6 minute conversation. So parents just so you know that cost us! :) Phone calls will have to be kept to a minimum or at least till we arrive at the cheaper south east asia countries.
We certainly threw ourselves into trekking today like old school travellers. We packed in a fair few sites. At the beginnning of the day we headed to Tiananmen Square. The quantity of sightseers is ...
... to one of the empresses, just for good measure and girl power.
When leaving the area, you go through a gate and you have to stomp your feet twice, clap three times and say, "I'm leaving." So that the world of the dead stays behind and does not follow you into the world of the living. I hope they understand English. Ada said it in Chinese AND English just to be sure it was understood. :)
We then drove back to the city ...
... pointing at Korea. It dawns on me that we really are that close, I must pay more attention to the news. Mental note to watch BBC news every morning.
We head to a street with loads of bars & yes karaoke or a band is at every bar. We go straight into the first one & pay £6 for a bottle of coruna, so this is where they make their money. At the band interval a big screen comes down and gangham style starts playing. I can't help but laugh & think ...
... do exactly what we want to do all the time(including indulgences such as sleeping in and McD's). But with the curiosity and needs of a third person it will change the things we do a bit. It isn't a bad thing really because we will probably try a few more new things. At this stage, I just hope she enjoys her time with us and understands why we do what we do instead of settling in NZ with a mortgage and a job. :-)
... kites, they have them constantly flying. I tried to take pictures, but they didn't come out that clearly. But you can see how many there were around us just by counting the strands.
Feeding into the modern, technologically advanced, forward-looking aesthetic China was striving for in preparing for the olympics, their street lamps were very unusual. They were almost like ...
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