Liaoning International Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
13th October 2008
Hooray!! I'm going to scale the Great Wall tomorrow!! So exciting!!
Anyway, I'm home soon... & I'm so tired I just want to drop back & sleep like no one's bsiness!!
11:10pm, Royal King Beijing, Rm 1012
Set off at 7:45am after breakfast in the hotel restaurant.
Our first stop was the Summer Palace (颐和园), the Imperial Garden which covers an area of 290 hectares. Our tour leader told us a story about this piece of stone in front of Empress Cixi's room - the 'downfall' stone (败家石) as it brought about …
I scaled the Great Wall of China (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Wal l_of_China) today!
We were at Badaling to scale up the wall. Saw the famous caligraphy by Mao Zedong "Bu Dao Chang Cheng Fei Hao Han", translated loosely, it means "If you've never been to the Great Wall, you're not a real man!"
It was a 'breathtaking' …
The disadvantage of travelling with a tour group is that you need to wake up so much earlier due to the "morning call" given by the tour guide the night before.
I woke up at 6am today and we set off to this Chinese Medical Hall - Tong Ren Tang. I always dreaded doctors, especiall these 'Chinese Physicians' in China, and the countless …
Our flight CA970 took off from Changi Airport Terminal 1 at 12:15am & the flight landed around 6:30am at Beijing Airport Terminal 3 - a relatively new terminal built especially for the Beijing 2008 Olympics!
Beijing is a busy city and surprisingly, it is not as dirty and polluted as I thought!
Our first stop was the Forbidden …