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It took 24 hours of traveling but we finally arrived. All that time in airports and airplanes but it really wasn't that bad. When was the last time you sat and watched movies and played video games all day and no one cared?? The nap time was nice too.
We're climbing into our VERY VERY hard Chinese beds now to get a nights sleep (notice we …
Today is another full day to be a tourist, since there are no more performances... so it's time to get up, have breakfast, "requisition" some lunch from the breakfast buffet, gird myself for the cold, and jump on the bus- today we go the the Great Wall of China! On this bus, I sit with bassist George McNeil as we share our insights of this tour. …
Even though I'm in Beijing, I choose not to get up until I'm good and ready (did I mention that I'm sick and tired? )... so I skip breakfast by using my stored snacks and watch Tweety and Silvester in Mandarin (I can still tell when Tweety says, "he fall down and go BOOM!"). I finally convince myself to get outside around 1pm to catch the subway on …
Since I was exhausted from yesterday's adventures, it's only fair that I toss and turn through the night from the rich food and beer- which didn't help my cold. I'm a little slow getting up next morning, and join up with other late-minded adventurers cellist Kathy Vast, camp follower Ann-Marie Moore, violist Stephen Moore, and camp follower Adam …
... the Jokhang temples and the Norbulingka palaces. Lhasa rose to prominence as an important administrative center in the 7th century AD, when Songsten Gampo, a local ruler in the Yarlung Valley, continued to work towards his father's goal of unifying Tibet. With the break-up of the Yarlung empire 250 years later, power shifted to the Shigaste kings. During 1617-1682, the fifth Dalai Lama defeated the Shigatse kings with Mongol support and moved his capital to Lhasa. Lhasa ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPoly Plaza Hotel Beijing
The Poly Corporation seems to use this hotel as a training facility for new employees... with hotel guests as the "guinea pigs". Don't expect them to understand English very well, and prices are not the best deal.
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