The Opposite House
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... not eat Peking duck which of course we did and it was delicious. We have also been practising our chop stick technique thanks to an app called 'how to use chop sticks' and Alex is getting a dab hand. The majority of tourists here ate Chinese people. There is a sprinkling of other European, Australian and Americans but very few other nationalities or ethnicities. Maybe for this reason Alex was a bit of a minor celebrity in Beijing having his photo taken on at ...
... Ghandi, and there's no mention of him making people disappear, slaughtering thousand of people due to their intelligence, the red youth movement or anything of Tiananmen. Apparently everything is "fighting for truth, peace and justice", "liberated thinking", "new democracy" and "Chinese overcome Imperial aggression". My favourite is definitely the one about the CPC (Chinese Communist Party) striving for peace by crushing their oppposition, who were only out for war (section ...
Well it's been quite a couple of days being a complete camera toting tourist. The qigong has been amazing and i've even been treated twice now with acupuncture for my back pain. It has ached for as long as I can remember so talking to one of the medical staff here at the centre she suggested acupuncture. Now i've never had it before so there I was face down with a smilie Chinese dude putting needles into my back. Cool, ...
... a couple of Tsingtao beers, we headed to Hutung for a rickshaw tour of the alleys that make up the town of Hutung. The Hutung has an 800 year history and we toured a 100 year old home that was 600 square feet without a toilet or shower. You can own your own home in China, but you can never own the land because it is owned by the government. The home has been in this woman's family for one hundred years and if sold ...
... Palace, I’d like to remind all tourists
to watch their step, as I completed one of my brother-in-law’s signature moves
and fell down a flight of steep stone steps. Don’t worry; besides a few
scrapes, it was only my ego that was damaged and that, I’m certain, can afford
to take a beating.
Something I notice as I wander through Beijing, is that I do
not eat much, but what I do eat is (mostly) excellent. I particularly rate ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility