North Garden Hotel
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... absolutely normal, as dirty little jalopies, mini-mini vans no bigger than a smart car, and taxi cabs all merged in and out, cutting each other off, going two to a single lane (neither one wanted to give up, apparently). It was my first real experience of a developing country, and I was awed my the realness of my situation -- I actually was in China!
After a while we got to my school -- Peking University, the "Harvard of China." The campus was gigantic (if ...
... renowned and decadent "Peking Duck" . The fist time we were in Beijing 20+ years ago we forked out a small ransom at the Bian Yi Fang Roast Duck Restaurant, which uses closed ovens, not open fire. The duck is carved by expert chef at the table. It takes less than 5 minutes for the duck to be expertly boned and sliced into up to 120 slices each with thin sliver of crunchy skin and delicate meat. This time we went to a less pricey option in one of ...
... with a pack of travelers, she asked if I would be interested in hanging with Erick for the day. I took her up on that offer. Glad I did. Erick is a great guy and we had a really nice day together checking out the sites.
The way to get to the Wall is to hire a driver for the day. I recommend you ask around for a reference. The driver that took Erick and I to the Wall is a driver Erick and Jackie and their company uses on a regular ...
... are not like the Japanese. When i stare at them staring at me they look away. The Chinese are different – they do not look away. Funny, it is like they have never seen a white person before – which for some is probably the case.
Anyway, back to the Chinese family. Ma Menjia was 16 years old and although her English was a little broken she was very keen to talk to me. She practiced her English with me and taught me a few mandarin words (which i ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNorth Garden Hotel Beijing
The hotel has a beautiful lobby, but service is a little on the skimpy side. It was hard for my friend to get service in the lobby lounge. The hotel was packed during spring festival, so by the itme we checked in, there were no rollaway beds available and we had to settle for a pallet made from some douve' s for one of us to sleep on. The western restaurant was quite good and the breakfast Buffet was as well. Still need to teach people in China how to make coffee. it's very strong and bitter.
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