Qing Lan Plaza Hotel
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This huge complex with it's formal courts and halls is justly famous. Likewise it is immense
and designed to impress anyone who looked on it.
We came on a quiet day!
The crowds huge, with a long wait to get tickets. Within the walls, the first grand courtyard vast, with the golden river flowing through it, filled with people and tour guides on megaphones the sound was cacophonous.
We took side trips to ...
... by Anglo French allied forces and then again in 1900 by the eight powered allied force. How anyone can even think of destroying, damaging, burning a place like this is beyond me and im sure alot of people, the amount lost due to conflicts, war against what war apparently can achieve, it isnt worth it im sure this will come up again later when we visit other countries.
This is is a massive royal park full of koi ponds, flower beds, archways, open corridors, and ...
... Ada had told me about her experiences with this.
Although I'm glad I never had to do anything like that, it might do some good for a large portion of American students who are unruly and undisciplined. But then again, maybe that's wishful thinking.
I went to the office to return the books I used for teaching, and I got paid (yay!). Bonnie did not receive my text about my flight information. Hmmm. Nor did I ever get a text on WeChat from the ...
Today is my last day in Beijing before moving on. So it's time to make true on my travel promise and the title of this initial blog. It's a bitterly cold day with a chilling wind but I trek off to Beijing Zoo. Now I'm not sure which side of the fence I sit on when it comes to zoos. So it's a bit of a moral dilemma for me to go but I figure that whilst it exists I would rather support it and ensure the animals have funds for good treatment and food than boycott and know ...
... an Argentinian restaurant that a friend has recently opened up. We met at the restaurant to discuss various ideas, and are putting that all into motion now which is exciting. The founder is a lovely lady, and they do some great work so it’s exciting to help raise money and awareness.
2 Friday’s ago it was the 5th ladies night through Internations, we arranged it at a cool hotel bar nearby, and had a really good turn out of 25 people and had a ...