Oakwood Residence Beijing
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... through twenty-two watch towers on our hike. parts of the wall were completely without restoration, leaving us scrambling, at times on hands and knees, from one spot to another. It was grueling at times. The steps were tall and narrow, not to mention numerous. The first few sets were nothing, but after a while we were all breathing a little more raggedly. It was chilly, but I remember thinking how hot and sweaty I was. I enjoyed talking with the ...
... at this point so made my way to a famous food street... Wangfujing. Now this street reminds me of a christmas market... small market stalls all selling different types of foods that you know are bad for you. At home it'd be heart attack inducing hot chocolates- that kinda bad. Here its the E Coli, Salmonella kind of bad I was wary of. Despite my experiences in Qiabao, I thought Beijing is more touristy so it'll be the place I should try stuff and indeed, it was. The two Mexican ...
... airport and we set off again. Unfortunately, this particular 'airport taxi driver' still had no idea where he was going! We arrived at our hotel at 2am (over an hour after we got into the taxi). We paid him 200 rmb when it should have cost us about 30, but luckily 200 rmb is only £20 so not a complete catastrophe - except that he had never seen notes so new before (straight from commbank in aus) so refused to accept that they were not fake! We ...
... abroad speak whatever local language is required.
The late afternoon and evening was spent doing a 'reckie' and trying hard to appear as travellers not tourists. Immediately we were accosted by a gaggle of Aussie school kids [their private school has its own campus here and every year students are expected to spend 5 weeks in Beijing] who wanted to know if we supported city or united. So much for blending in! We felt we had been doing well ...
... a lot better than India and Pakistan (where they are all covered up) it’s all short skirts and shorts here, but there also some that look like a bag of spanners, but most of the time, all you see is the tops of their head, they are peering at their phones (they would be knackered without them)
There aren’t any landline phones around; they just seem to be in hotels
We leave here tomorrow (Thursday) and get a train, not sure where to, but ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center