Grand Mercure Beijing Central
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If you are planning a trip here make sure that its not on a Chinese Holiday Weekend. Luckily for us we both had seen all of the sights here before and did not feel the need to go and see them again.
We were here on the May holiday and you could not move. From our taxi we could see long queue's outside the Forbidden City …
It's 9.45 pm UK time 05.45 Beijing time, currently 33,000 feet in the air over the Ural mountains in Russia, we have done about half of our 10 hour journey to the Chinese capital, the first leg of our asia and Auz trip. Minus 59 degree C outside, well so the little map thingy in front of me says, now that sounds cold !
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Well what a fantastic day we have had, it certainly made up for yesterdays debacle. We booked a taxi man all day and Mr John Ping dually arrived at 7 am to take us to the Great Wall. 1.5 hrs later we stepped out on to the wall freezing cold, must have been about minus 10 wind chill but a fantastic sunny day, what a sight ! just amazing to to be …
A very weary Gaz and Evo awoke at 8 am. We both were feeling the effects both of the cold Beijing air from our previous days tour to the great wall and the aggressive hotel room air conditioning which had made our throats and skin very dry!
Today was the day for the grand tour of some of the cities most imperial sights. We could the …
Well we have had a fantastic time in Beijing and it's time for a little reflection as we head off to our next destination Hong Kong.
Thanks to the incompetence of British Airways our trip did not start well at all with the aborted landing and subsequent 7 hrs delay, but all that was quickly behind us as we experienced a fantastic …
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