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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 …
... until I believe that their attitude toward seeking excellence is more important to them. Hard to believe we are a debtor nation to China… but we as a people have accepted mediocrity from our leaders and extreme ideology over common sense for the common good of our people.
And with that said, the Chinese national sitting next to me on the plane just ...
... The walls are impressive and they are about 10 miles in length from start to finish and 30 feet and wider along the top. We had planned to walk along the walls and see the historic wall and see the “new city” from the top. We were surprised to find that they had bicycle rentals. We decided to rent 2 tandems. Michael and I each took one of the boys to sit in the back and we peddled around the entire wall. After ...
... but maybe a little touristy. Afterward we went to Houhai and saw some more live music, including a band that was playing Coldplay covers.
Sunday was action-packed. I got up early and went back to the Forbidden City by myself, which was awesome because I bought an audio tour guide and learned a lot about the history there. I wish everyone could see it--it's HUGE, and way cooler when you can actually go inside. I spent about 2 ...
... at the hotel now catching up on some 'homework' and the blog.
Our lap tops are with a colleague tomorrow to install some software, so we won't be 'blogging' tomorrow night, but will keep you posted the day after with some apartment news I hope!!
Hoping to put some more piccies on - had some great ones of the Beijing Duck last night but Andy's phone is playing up. Grrrrr......
Anyway, night all.
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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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