North Star Continental Grand Hotel
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... armies and it looks perfectly suited to the job, however it doesn't keep the hawkers out....At the start of the climb to actually reach the wall our group was approached by the customary group of hawkers trying to sell us souvenirs and most gave up but 2 or 3 persisted and followed us up and along a fair way, systematically working their way through everyone with their tales of having sick children, being poor locals who walk miles to the wall everyday etc So as ...
... after the wall we checking in at the hotel and got ready to go out for the evening. We went to a place that served many different types of food so it's ethnicity was unidentifiable. It was very interesting though because we got to eat in a room with a very long table were we had to take our shoes off and sit on the floor on pillows. I got chicken and rice and curry and it was very good. Afterwards we went to an acrobatic show that blew my mind. the ...
... 22290;. I was a little disappointed that the Ginko Trees in there have not turned yellow yet. It's a little too early this year. Instead I was treated to a display of a sea of flowers in the park. It was a miracle that at this time of the year, you still have flowers blooming around.
After a 1.5 hour flight we arrive in Beijing, the current capital of China. Our first stop is Tiananmen Square where Mao Tse Tung first raised the flag of the People's Republic, the symbolic center of the Chinese universe. This was the only place that a strong military presence was obvious. All the lamp posts had numerous cctv cameras and there were a lot of police vans and army squads marching in the square but taking their pictures was ...
... at 300km/h and getting to Shanghai in 5 hours. I meet there Caroline, an old friend from France who now lives there with her family and spend two days visiting the futurist city, where many places in the center reminded Manhattan...
After one month in China, it is now time to go to Vietnam to finally start my motorcycle trip, a trip I have now been thinking about for a while!!