News Plaza Hotel
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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... bus that took us up to the base. Here we had the option - CLIMB up a zillion (1,400) steps or, take the gondola up and back down. ONLY because we had a limited couple of hours (cough, cough), we decided on the softer option. Just as well! The steepness of the pathway to the gondola had us puffing - it was difficult (but also interesting to see it being done) because the pathway was under construction - lots of blokes with rubber mallets thumping huge ...
... to traditional or local shops as we went. We did impulse buy some traditional umbrellas for ourselves though! Eventually, starting to feel not so hot from the juice, we retreated back home. Much later we braved the crazy restaurant next door, with the supposedly English menu (I feel like they've used the word English more hopefully than accurately) before trying to sleep through the vicious domestic argument next door. Was the hotel always this ...
... the back of the stadium. No signs, no lights, pitch dark - here is the honours board for all of the medallists from the Games and Paralympic Games - every single one, stenciled into the brickwork. We found Ben Ainslie, Becky Addlington and a few other famous names.
Next day, we went to the Summer Palace, the emperors' summer retreat. We avoided too much of the halls and temples, and spent most of the time walking around the lake and the surrounding hill. ...
There were only two things on the agenda for me today – collect my train ticket for tomorrow from RealRussia's associate in Beijing; and buy some bras to replace the ones I’d oh-so-intelligently left drying on our washing line back in flat 301. Task one was far more easily completed than task two; bras that are lacking an inch thick layer of padding being a rarity in China, and so I left the shopping centre with an ugly full cup ...
... 5 of us in one cab for between £3 and £5. Sometimes these journeys were 15 miles!) Anyhow, it was 10.30 pm and the girls were tired so I jumped in one cab with Orla as Peter called the name of the Hotel to me incase we were split up. I was slightly out of my comfort zone having no idea where I was, plus it was dark. This was nothing - at one point the taxis pulled up alongside each other, I guess to discuss directions, but wait for this, they stopped on the motorway...and ...