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Travel Blogs from Beijing
Mid last week I received an email from someone I had met a few years ago on my first day ever in Shanghai. She had done the Silk route and had arrived in Beijing before moving on to Mongolia. I decided I could use a break from Shanghai and went to meet her there. Beijing is a great city and is changing fast, especially because of the Olympics. Many …
Saturday 3rd March to Wedenesday 7th March 2007 Not only a culture shock, but a climate shock! Arrived in thick fog and only realised we had landed when the rubber hit the ground! Our taxi pick up from the airport had broken down so we relaxed in a typical Chinese way drinking Cappuccinos and Hot Chocolates at Starbucks! Our hotel Lu Song Yuan in …
When I returned to the dorm, I ran into Desirae, Karena, and Lindsay. They said that they were going to the mall by campus. After hearing that, I invited myself along to their activity.
As we were about to enter the mall, we ran into Alex (twin), who just finished working out at the gym in the mall. After a few minutes of talking, he went back to campus. Desirae, Karena, Lindsay, and I checked out that mall. We walked down stair to get something to drink. ...
... According to our guide Michael it is the largest open air space in the world.
Dinner tonight at No. 6 Restaurant - very much like the Bland Cantonese Fare we get in the US - Thank God for Chili Oil.
We call it a night and enter dreamland back at our Hotel for a good nights sleep as tomorrow is one of the highlights of our trip - The Great Wall. ...
... gotta do Peking duck in Peking! We had 2 entrees during the 40 min wait for the duck; smoked bamboo shoots with daikon, cucumber and chili and a plate called 'Tastes of Spring' which was a platter of broad beans, quail eggs, roe, edible flowers, rocket, enoki mushrooms, shrimp, pickled ginger wrapped in daikon, strawberries and red radish. And then the duck arrived - a whole duck with condiments and crepes with duck soup and chilled strawberries to finish. ...
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