Legendale Hotel Beijing
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... me to the bank. Luckily, Mike saved me and he spoke with the woman in Chinese.
After that, Mike left to run errands while I left to put more money on my phone.
I decided to take the subway to Wudaokou to buy some wine as a gift for my friend. While I was riding the train, at the third stop, a worker yelled at everyone to get off. We all got off and had to wait for the next train. After I finally got to Wudaokou, I tried to find Cheers, but I ...
... in the show room - we opted for a nice £20 Santa ornament as the lady ran round the showroom looking for another vase we would love - really no Santa is enough! Bronze is our anniversary this year so reckon the copper comes close enough ;) We had a Chinese lunch at 11 in the morning, soup, Chinese bread which was a sticky dough, sweet and sour pork, some sort of nut chicken and sticky rice - we did contemplate whether the bonny ...
... and its infrastructure. Before the Olympics, 3 subway lines existed. Today, 14 subway lines run. The city is cleaner now that coal is forbidden. Even more importantly, the people are more open-minded about foreigners. We stop for a photo op at the Olympics site as Jason explains that before the Olympics, this area was nothing, but today is a center of the city. The area is open and inviting, covered in grass and flowers. Today, the Water ...
... took our numbers and waited to be called...I was unexpectedly calm. I figured it couldn't be too hard to communicate that I wanted to change money so I didn't worry about it. When the teller began speaking some English, I was overjoyed even though I had been able to let her know I wanted to change money with my rudimentary Chinese skills. I gave her my money, she handed me Chinese RMB (pictures will be posted), and I was out the door. Couldn't be ...
... to the ruined city of Xanadu. Now Xanadu has many mythical connotations. For differing reasons Mark and I wanted to visit Xanadu. I wanted to follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo in visiting Kubla Khan and see the pleasure palace that he and others have described. Mark on the other hand had a fascination with the song 60s Xanadu by Davy Dee, Dozey, Beaky, Mike & Tich. Personally the term Xanadu dreams up images of paradise on earth. If you ever visit ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility