Grand Hotel Beijing
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No pics tonight....it is late. It's been a fun and busy last two days. I'm looking out the window of my hotel facing west towards the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Crazy. I absolutely cannot believe I'm here. I'm not one to get excited about traveling....sadly, it's something I sometimes I take for granted. Frank, if you're reading this, …
QF129 Business class to Shanghai departed 11:35, arrived 18:50 (10hrs 15min)
Connecting flight to Beijing on China Eastern MU586 departed at 21:15, arrived 23:15 (2hr)
Smell of coal - bricks used in heaters
Nice hotel - LHW Grand Hotel Beijing for 5 nts
Last night we spent three hours faffing in the supermarket trying to find houmous or equivalent. Needless to say there ain't no houmous. Instead our joyous lunch consisted of bread, orange tomatoes and crisps. We got on the subway to the forbidden city and were greeted with a massive and scary queue. Might sound weird but everybody is Chinese. There are hardly any western tourists. Therefore we ...
... the line we needed. We didn't get back till an hour later and without a phone I had no way of contacting Rose to let her know. She was waiting downstairs ready to go when we got there.
The hospital was just a short taxi away, but getting in wasn't so easy. We found an entrance, but the lights were off and the lifts out of service. Security guards came looking and grunted at us, to which I replied "wo bu dong". Rose showed them a piece of paper written by ...
... James who had rear ended an Asian!! Both James and I were reprimanded for breaking the rule of no stopping! We kept trying to give the bloody slow pokes a chance to get their ***** down the run so that we could have a good crack at leaning into the bends and getting some speed but alas we just kept catching them up and no matter how much we 'politely' asked then to go faster they didn't and no amount of rear ending could encourage them to get ...
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