Phoenix Grand Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... who - we couldn't believe it! JT our roomie from the Transmongolian! He was heading for the same place too :-) unbelievable! We were so chuffed about this as we got on great so spent the next two days with him before he was to leave to go back to the U.S! So off we went for the bus! We finally found the correct bus stop ...
... quality as well as expensive, so we have planned accordingly buying quite a
feast of foods and snacks for a mere 41 RMB before arriving at the station!
Arriving back at the hostel we made friends
from all over; Germany, an ex marine and even a couple who were affected like
us by DOMA, one being from California the other Estonia. We sadly parted from
our new friends and ran to find a cab to get us back to the train station. A local
... Russian guests a comfy bed but a **** breakfast, I did try some congee (watery porridge) which wasn't too bad. In the morning we were collected and frog marched (ok it wasn't that dramatic) to our proper hotel which is in a hutong (old section of city with ancient alleyways).
After dropping bags off we headed out on foot to jingshan park to climb to top of hill (temple) for view of forbidden city, the smog was minimal today so great opportunity to get some ...
... to £17!
It's worth mentioning that the food in Beijing is out of this world!! Best Chinese ever : ) Highly recommend the Kong po and sweet and sour pork - we are going to get so fat!!!
Having spent a fair bit of our budget on dinner we decided to pick up some beers and read in the room. We found a little liquor stall who had no beer but bottles of clear looking liquid.
Matt did a mime of a drunk person to see if was alcohol and ...
... made it with 10 minutes to spare. The traffic was appalling! The acrobats were fantastic. Really clever and easily worth the $40 each for the tickets. We then took the subway back to the hotel. I would hate to have to put up with these crowds everyday. We changed trains twice and eventually arrived back at the hotel. The station is only a two minute walk from the hotel. We said goodbye to Will after giving him a good tip (he deserved every Yuan) and came back to our room to ...
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services