Marco Polo Parkside Beijing
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- Shuttle bus service
- Minbar in room
- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... pictures and video will tell the story better. A friend of mine, Ghaffar Pourazar, has worked at our STARTALK Chinese language camps in the past in Norman and Tulsa. He is the world famous Monkey King in Beijing Opera. He was the first non-Chinese accepted into the grueling training program. He has travelled the world creating Beijing Opera based on western classics by Shakespeare. I was able to contact a friend of his in ...
... hour-long line. We took some photos and walked one metro station east on the surface to get a look around. The most noticeable change to me was the clothing people wore. It was deliberate, not accidental. Not expensive or insane, just deliberate.
We rode the metro back to the airport. I really love it when the rail mass transit goes to the airport. When it doesn't, bad times are always abound. We sprung our bags from the luggage wardens and took a shower at ...
... It had been overgrown to the point of severely restricting the view. Our original plan would also have required about 5km walk between start and finish plus would have been steeper and less stable underfoot etc.
We were a bit concerned on the way back though when our driver collected another guy as an additional passenger (he was friendly enough and spoke a little bit of English) we made sure that the route our driver took agreed with our ...
Today was another similar one to yesterday. A fairly easy one mooching around with just the one to visit to yet another temple.
This time it was the Lama Temple, probably the best temple I've visited so far since I got here due to how quiet and relaxing it was. It houses the biggest Wooden Buddha in the world carved from a single piece of wood and has the little Guinness world record sign outside just in case you ...
... and now, in the briefesty way possible:
Sun 28 April » explored Moscow & tour
Mon 29 April » Kremlin -
******[* that "one day" is now nearly one month, and my blogging career has faltered in favour of all sorts of exciting activities. Whether it will successfully get back on track only time will tell....]******
And now we are 3 months later...and I have so much to tell...along ...