Somerset Zhongguancun Beijing
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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A family trip to visit grace who was on exchange programme for one semester.
We arrived late afternoon.
We stay in a serviced apartment run by spore owned Somerset. It is close to where Gracie stays.
... taxi to us to take us to the train station. We had a few hours spare, and we weren't concerned about the time because we had so carefully prepared everything.
We waited at reception for awhile, and we started to get a little worried the longer the time went on. After awhile longer, the concierge told us that because of the rain, taxis were hard to come by and we needed to take the subway now or else we might not make our train. Surprised, ...
... was not quite as filling as my typical American food . . Also . . I have to say that eating with chopsticks is not exactly my forte! Might loose some weight on this trip as eating takes me forever! :-(. We walked around the block for a bit this morning . . So interesting! Our hotel is mammoth . . . And just beside it, is a small Chinese hotel, offering free internet, tea, and an opportunity to play ...
... was the emperor's imperial palace and is a maze of ancient palaces and temples behind a thick 8 metre high wall and surrounded by a 50 metre wide moat, slap bang in the city centre. You can get great views of the whole Forbidden city from nearby Jingshan park. The Temple of Heaven is a huge park south of the centre, with various temples and Confucian structures dating back to the 15th century. Today you will find locals playing cards or chess, singing, having music lessons, ...
... rest of the gang had disappered up to tower 14 while we took a right towards tower # 6 and the chairlift down.
We had a lovely lunch with fried rice and some very good dumplings. The others joined in and when we all had happy tummies we rode back to town.
For the evening Tim (our tourleader) had aranged for a nice dinner and a ...