Marco Polo Parkside Beijing
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- Minbar in room
- Shuttle bus service
- Refrigerator in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Breakfast Available
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... the families are from Reno, NV, and planned this trip together, and the other family is from Charlotte, NC. There are two other girls, both age 12, besides Leah, and 3 boys, ages 15 - 17. Everyone seems very nice (although Leah and I had already noted that, in every group, there will be that one person who "stands out." So far, I'm not sure who that will be. Maybe it's me.).
Dinner was very nice, all ...
Today we learnt about the history, cultural significance and sheer size of Tiananmen Square. We had our first experience of real Chinese crowds, and the students were amazed to see the lines of people inching their way towards a quick view of Mao In his mausoleum. We opted for the short cut - straight for the Forbidden City. This was even bigger! One gate leading to another courtyard of magnificent buildings edged with dragons and ...
Wes and April, we have arrived and are appointing you communication updaters. (Please forward to the rest of the men's and lady's group) internet is sketchy and when you log on you send and quickly log off to not get charged as much. FB is blocked so can't update people that way either.
We had a great trip over. Met up with two other families ...
... other visitors may disagree!) We reached the top and were rewarded with the most spectacular views of both the forbidden city and beijing as a whole. Beneath the afternoon haze and scattered clouds we saw beijing stretch out flatly toward the horizon. After a quick trip trough BeiHai park and our first purchase at a local market, we made our way back through the chaotic traffic (which in retrospect, was not nearly as daunting as in Hanoi) to our hotel to prep ...
Later in the evening we had to catch a train for Xi'an, so we wanted to stay close to our hostel. We walked to the Yonghegong Lama Temple. This was our first encounter Buddhist Temple, it was neat seeing how the people practiced Buddhism. One of the Buddhas is in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest Buddha made out of one piece of wood. It was a very tall and large Buddha made out of ...