Travel Blogs from Beijing
I must be getting tired of traveling because 5 star hotels are getting to be a habit with me. First the Miri Marriott, now the KunLun Hotel in Beijing. Fortunately, we didn't have to pay for this one because I had heard that it was like $700/night. I'm sure JnJ got a better deal than that, but that was the rack rate for walk-ins. JnJ picked us up …
... I don't have long legs but even I was cramped. Everyone needed to stand and stretch.
The performances were excellent - there must have been 20 or so different 'acts', and about 50 acrobats. There was a troup of about 15 boys aged between 12 to 15. They were excellent at the normal gymnastic type of acts, and much like we see at Cirque de soleil. There was a group of teenage girls who did some impressive routines with ...
... but it was still not early enough to beat the Chinese tourists, who swarmed each building like flies. Luckily we were tall enough to be able to see over their heads, so worked our way through the palace and buildings up to the palace gardens in the north to relax and cool down.
There was so much more going on in Beijing that we got to see. Wandering the Hutong streets bordering people's homes to find out how they really lived was insightful and one of my favourite parts of Beijing ...
... Canada with the help of Dom and sans laptop, after which the group met up, got into a van and drove 2 hours to get to a small town with a very interesting stretch of great wall.
This town was small, and we needed to call the hostel owner to show up and unlock the hostel. Still, inside had heaters, desktop computers and enough space to play a few games, so it all went well.
We were driven to the wall ...
Hello everyone! My apologies for not updating at all this week. Its been kinda hectic. After spending 13 hours at the Beijing airport Monday, we got moved in to our dorms. We're living in a place called the Global Village. Its home to the 3000 international students that are currently attending Peking University. 12 of us went out to dinner to get more acquainted with one another. I'm with a great group of people. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet