Orange Hotel (Beijing Wangjing)
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... floor. When we had been here before there were artefacts on sale. We wanted a picture for our dining room wall. We found some lovely silk hangings which we bought.
We then went back to the Orient Pearl shopping tower. Inexplicably the foorpath nest to this had been blocked off and we had to go through security checks to get in there. There seemed no reason for this corner to be targeted but that is China. Once inside we went doen to the lower floor where ...
The train was very modern and not so rattley so when got off didn't feel as wobbly as other trains. All staff were female so naturally the train and toilets stayed very clean throughout the journey! Unfortunately due to border crossings the dining car shut at 6pm so we didn't get chance to eat. Luckily we had lots of snacks to keep us going. The bogie change took 4 hours so spent time watching carriages being lifted off so they can be changed. Due to lack of being able to get off if ...
... truly is. Two years of studying the language? Forget it, I get here and I can barely remember how to say where I'm from. But then again, that's why I came!
One key phrase I do remember, however, goes like this: "Duibuqi, wo de Zhongwen bu hao." (that is the pinyin translation minus tonal markers)
which translates to: "excuse me, I'm sorry, my chinese ...
... s Maosoleum
There were 4 security checks before entering the Maosoleum, and I wasn't allowed to take any photos inside. Chairmao Mao's body was in an open coffin inside a room with ceiling-high glass windows that we could look into, surrounded by 2 guards. His body looked really fake and artificially preserved - just like it'd been filled with MSG. The locals all showed complete admiration towards him in the 30 seconds or so it took to walk around ...
... I have now decided that all Chinese over the age of 35 are mean, they push, shove, hock and spit everywhere!!!
Inside the temple grounds there were people playing cards, singing, dancing, stretching etc… Some of it is quite odd as they stand around and watch and then just join in, no matter what they are wearing or anything.
Off to the real sights now. First up was the main temple. In here after the animals were skinned and ...