Radisson Blu Hotel, Beijing
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... when the parents grow old. And as I was thinking more and more about the political and cultural systems of the country, I fell asleep in my seat and woke up when the "fasten your seat-belts sign" went on, as we were taking off for landing.
After leaving the airport and a 1 1/2 hour drive to the city, we arrived at the hotel. My legs were still shaking as I stepped out of the bus, since it had been the most terrifying journey in forever. Really, I can tell you, Chinese ...
Taking the subway around the city was fairly straight forward once we found the subway station. We decided to go see the Forbidden City but we got distracted by a small market and some souvenir shops along the way. By the time we finally got into the palace grounds, the exhibits we wanted to see were closed. There must have been as many people there as there is in all of Edmonton!! The grounds were pretty spectacular but I could have done without the crowds!! That ...
I took a day off work to observe Remembrance Day this year, as it falls on a Monday and our school does not recognize it as a day off.
Unregistered, I head to the Embassy for the ceremony and arrived just in time for the opening address. Luckily the gate guard did not recognize me as a threat and I was permitted to enter.
While I am grateful that I ...
... 30 minutes before each station they lock the bathrooms, and I recieved an urgent call from nature about 28 minutes before we reached the border, leaving me in the not so favourable position of begging the train attendant for access to the staff loo. Eventually, she obliged, and that was quite the relief.
The main reason the border crossing took that much time was the slight difference in width between the Mongolian tracks and the Chinese. A few carriages at a time had to be ...
... me "A New Day Has Come" by Celine on his iPod haha. Made my day!
We had lunch at Mr. Tang's Restaurant at the bottom of the hill... they kept bringing us platters of rice and meat and veggies... a traditional Chinese lunch! It was delicious! We met a guy from Minnesota, who had been travelling for 2 months already so he had some good stories as well. He told us he went into a Chinese restaurant yesterday, and pointed at the faded picture to order, what he thought was Edamame.. but ...