North Garden Hotel
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I forgot how to spell TIPARARI. Anyway we're off to visit the Great Wall of China. I was wrong about our visit to the Jade Factory, we did that this morning on our way to the Wall. It really is a long way to this section of the Wall, MuTianYu. It takes us almost 90 minutes for us to get there. The countryside is beautiful and the mountains are …
It's very early on Wednesday morning and we are being transferred to the Airport from the hotel to catch our early morning flight to Beijing. Thought this would be an easy day, but I was mistaken. It was going to be full and fun. It was too early to tell yet, but it was to prove out to be another blue sky day with lots of sunshine.
We made …
Another great day. I must say I love everything I have learned about Chinese culture so far. For example, I love how everything is symbolic; for example the phoenix represents the yang or woman side while the dragon is the yin or male, together creating harmony. (I bought some phoenix earrings!!!) And the lion is power, and so on. I elso enjoy the …
Today was our free day. The morning started out slightly frustrating because no one was ready on time and we had to rush through breakfast. When we were finally all ready, we walked to the subway. This was a new experience, only 2 Yuen per trip (whereas the taxi costs around 20). Keep in mind, though; the exchange rate is 7 Yuen to one dollar. The …
Today was another awesome day. We began our day at the jade factory, where we learned about the different type of jade, jadite being the stronger of the two. We learned how jade is a growing stone, and the color changes with the owner and may even help circulation. I ended up getting a jade bracelet, really expensive, but I figure I will be wearing …
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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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