Raffles Beijing Hotel
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Jane and I set off promptly on Thursday morning. We arrived early at Chez Dax, in time for coffee, but Bill had ordered an early taxi so that we could have some revivifying liquid before flying off. Terminal 5 is pretty dire and we had to take a train to our plane. To our surprise, the flight (BA) left on time and the food on board was really quite …
May 15 -
Board the 14 hour flight for China at 12:30 with good old Potbelly's in hand.
Of course the 'rents are chilling in business class while the kids are in steerage.
2 hours into flight - Note from Chris - how amazing was that vegetable stir fry for lunch?
7.5 hours into the flight and they served us ramen …
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* Insets, bugs and sea creatures - such as grasshoppers, spiders, starfish, caterpillar type bugs, sea horses and scorpions (some of which were still alive and wriggling). See video.
... as we struggled up steep stone steps in the glaring sun (please note the alliteration for effect here), the climb was much more challenging than we'd imagined it to be. We'd got a cable car up to the wall and decided that we'd go for the more risky route of tobogganing down to the bottom - definitely a once in a life time opportunity. Exhausted, we slept all the way back to Beijing in the minibus until we were awoken at yet another shop - a pearl shop. Tired ...
... fantastic. Once again my blonde hair caught attention and a lady asked me to be photographed with her husband - black and white!!
Back on the bus and this time we were taken to a centre who specialise in the cultivation and sale of pearls. All a bit of a scam to encourage you to buy - but interesting to hear about the process and hey you can always say no. I didn't - bought myself a nice string of cream freshwater pearls.
All enjoyed an ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility