Travel Blogs from Beijing
After leaving Brisbane at 0.55am Friday we eventually arrived in Beijing 12.00 midday, after a short stop over in Hong Kong. We didn't have time to leave the airport in Hong Kong.
Taxi to our hotel about 1+ hr. from the airport and found our Longtou Hotel. I would not recommend it to anyone. It was very basic, old, worn out place. But we are …
... realized that he was asking if his girlfriend and him could sit at my table. Oh well.
I studied in the basement lounge after dinner. DJ was there doing homework. The wifi there was not working for me. So annoyed.
Then I chilled in my room before my night class.
I sat in the library before class. Emi was there.
After my evening class, I returned to my room. "I am hungry." I complained. Mike quickly gave me a cookie.
... it was also more safe and a lot easier than trying to get the bus, which the girls had said was hard. Plus, the organised trip clinched it with the free lunch. Always a sucker for food.
So i got up really early and got the minibus to the wall. There were around 11 of us, and thats when I clocked him... the only other solo traveller on the trip... and I thought, youre mine. Im sick of being a self pic w*nker and knew that this guy could solve it ...
... from beginning to end of camp!
The camp ended with a talent show on Saturday morning. Class 10 did a fantastic performance of Cinderella, the highlight definitely being one of the boys, Mike's performance as the evil stepmother. Everyone was splitting their sides with laughter as he spoke in a shrill 'evil stepmotherish' tone! Their dance, in which I had a starring role, also went down well. I managed to completely embarrass myself by dancing like an idiot but ...
... out the famous Forbidden City. Again, distracted by food, this time it was toffee/mini sour apple skewers, we missed the ticket office and reached the entrance only having to walk back and pick up tickets. The Forbidden City was massive. We could see how history buffs could spend all day in there but we were happy to stroll through, reading plaques and peering into the temples and structures we passed. Apparently, the key theme was that many of the structures ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLongtou Hotel Beijing
Old hotel, worn carpets, fittings old, mattress hard++, towels thin, balcony dirty, TV was old style, no clock, The room was cleaned every day and the maid did a good job really. A long walk to the train station (-2km). Reception have very limited English.
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