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Sunday, 10/13. Beijing - Prime Hotel. Feeling a little more rested after our flight from Seattle, we enjoyed A large buffet breakfast at our hotel, At 9:00 we were picked up by our guide, Mary, and Mr. Soo, the driver, to start our first full day in Beijing. It was overcast, with a lot of pollution in the air. During the day the pollution seemed to …
... shy at first (well, apart from the odd arm stroker), but once engaged into conversation or following a simple "Nihao" (hello) they usually smile and laugh along with us as we both try to interact. It's also been very tricky getting directions in Chinese but we've only been lost once, on our first day when it took 2 hours to do a 10 minute walk to a Peking duck restaurant. This is partly due to David's interpretation of Chinese symbols, for example, our local subway was ...
... the subway wasn't as overwhelming as I had anticipated. Don't get me wrong—everyone was squeezed super tight in the train and there were occasional bouts of shouting and pushing from across the station, but it somehow wasn't too overwhelming. Will try to upload some photos but currently limited to Edge data on my phone and the better photos are stranded on my iPad for ...
We'd been left a message under the door last night and then I received a call from our tour guide for today whose Western name was Happy. We'd to meet in the foyer at 7.30am. So up early and down for breakfast and all organised to meet him.
There were 26 in our group and off we set after he'd given us check in numbers. We were couple No. 6 - what a great way to see who is missing without worrying about people's names. We piled into the bus and ...
... a small restaurant for some dong bei cuisine :)
Woke up early to hit the Forbidden city :) so huge! we then took a quick lunch and found a 'subway' yay! We don't have those in Harbin :) so we got sandwiches and cookies! After lunch was the temple of heaven, which was beautiful. For dinner, we all met up for Tex Mex in the ritsy area :) we on vacay! (So much selection, just like the city) it was cute place and the food was delish. (we tried to see ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPrime Hotel Beijing
Comfortable beds, clean. Buffet breakfast, many good choices. We also had a nice dinner there one night.
Teakettle blew fuse in room. Maintenance was quick to respond. Reset the breaker, plugged on teapot, tripped breaker again. Faulty teapot or plug. Just one of those things.
Our sightseeing days were long so we did not have the time or energy to investigate the area around our hotel.
We would stay again.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.