Lijingwan International Hotel
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I'm finally in Beijing, after a (delayed) 12-and-a-half hour flight. It was 25 degrees, humid and cloudy when we arrived, but it didn't matter; we just wanted to get off the plane.
While many signs at the airport are in Chinese and English, most people dont understand English. This made it somewhat easy to go through the Chinese customs. …
... and UV'd water) and said (we thought) "water, later?" And we politely agreed that we intended to drink our water later. "No, no, water later" and she mimed drinking. And I'm thinking, Oh no, no water allowed and we either have to down a quart of water each on the spot or lose our bottles. In the back of my mind lurks the realization that China mostly has squat toilets, which we had so far avoided, but downing a quart of water... Once again we agreed that yes, ...
... entered we were transported back into a time of elegance and grace from a by-gone era fast disappearing. Of course it was obvious we were tourists and we could be cynical about their attentions, but we decided to immerse ourselves into their tradition. It was lovely. The matron (in the loveliest gown) made us tea (so much I was going to burst my bladder). They bought out every tea and we drank it all. Then they started bringing out food and other tidbits and we (tried) to ...
... games and a bunch of really cool and unique ideas. It was really interesting to see how advanced and creative their work was and it was inspiring to see what really could be done in creative majors. Continuing on from the showcase, we went up to a studio of one of the students who had work shown, to have our afternoon lecture on Chinese Ancient Architecture. We learned why the Chinese prefer to use wood for their structures rather than ...
Our tour sets off at 0730 from the hostel and we feel are a little stiff from yesterday's walking. There are 15 of us :- 6 Germans, 1 Israeli, a Chinese lady, two Brazilians and two Americans , ourselves plus our Chinese tour guide Joy. The bus is comfortable like the one in Datong and is fit for purpose unlike the vans in Russia! It takes about 2 hours to drive out of Beijing to Mùtiányù where we ...