La Nice International Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... of the emperor.
We spent about two hours viewing buildings and looking at ancient statues. It is amazing to see stones that have been around for a few hundred years. I believe that most of the palace was completed in the late 1400's and was renovated many times by different emperors and the Empress Dowager. The kids enjoyed taking pictures and "photo bombing" each other!
I decided to take 5 or the guys to KFC for some chicken. The guard at ...
... and old (one of the girls nearly got squashed by an ancient door that fell of it's hinges, super tour guide Calvin saved her though haha) then we went to lunch and the food was much better than yesterday. Had some deep fried duck that was delicious and also a dish that looked like chips and gravy, but it was deep fried eggplant with some sauce that tasted like a sweet gravy that was great. ...
... 8230;but I think there were few of us honestly.
So the race waves started!...waves 1-4 began at 8am in 10 min intervals and were to be followed by the half-marathoners and fun run participants- doing a 7.5 mile run.
I was in wave 4…at first I was a little insulted because they place you by time, but whatever I had signed up as my “first marathon” so this probably had a lot to do with it haha. Also I didn’t care much; I only wanted to ...
... 40 minutes we reached the front.
In the taxi confident that this would go smoothly as we had diligently ensured we had the hotels address written in mandarin we came across challenge number two. The taxi driver did not appear to understand what was written on our piece of paper so we had to phone the hotel, pass the taxi driver the phone and get the hotel to provide the taxi driver the address. Bingo, we were off on route to the hotel and this was our first ...
... South Entrance of the Forbidden City, avoiding the attentions of a homosexual artist who was very nice but wanted Dan to "Come into my shop, you have my business card just in case you need it", I was yet again ready to just leave but Dan has a heart of wax which is all too easily melted by some poor waif and stray, The issue here is con artists and hawkers. When coming to Asia you are warned by all and sundry, don’t allow a student to practice English with ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services