Raffles Beijing Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... Hutong's, small alleyways full of shops, restaurants and bars. You can meander around these, enjoying the sensory overload of delicious cooking smells, constant ringing of bicycle bells and bright billboards and signs that we can't make head or tail of. Beijing has a reputation for being hazy with a thick smog. However, the powers that be kindly turned off their factories in anticipation of our visit, and provided us with the best views of Tianamen square under ...
... all found broken and tumbled in on them selves. So as you dig out a body you have to maybe find the right head, arms, legs and weapon to go with it. The site, like the Taj Mahal, the Pyramids and many others is the result of the vain glorious 1st Empoeror, he who first United China, trying to make sure he was just as brilliant in the next life as he had been on earth. To is end he spent 34 years, a great deal of money and other people's lives constructing and army to ...
... than going right, we were able to avoid the thousands of people culminating with a photo at the peak with no one on the wall. After lunch, we headed to the entrance to the Ming Tombs. This garden like, pathway leads to the burial mounds of over 13 Ming emperors. Various statues lined the pathway (horse, soldiers, elephants, tigers, and camels.) After a quick stroll through the shaded area, we headed back to the hotel to rest up for our special dinner, Peking ...
... where a little old man was waiting to sell us Red Bull & charge 10 yuan per person to use his interestingly built wooden ladders to climb up & onto the actual tower. The views were incredible: the wall stretched for miles either side of us along mountain tops, perched unfeasibly on peaks & ridges. & there was no-one in sight...other than another man who tried to sell us ice-lollies! Whilst the initial climb was the toughest part, we still faced ...
Our final leg of the Trans-Mongolian journey began with a 6am pick-up from our hostel. We boarded the train at Ulan-Bator station, and discovered that we were in a lovely, two-berth compartment with, wait for it, our own toilet! Oh, the luxury! (Bet you can't guess who is writing this entry!) We discovered later that it was not quite our own toilet, but was shared with the two german guys in the next compartment. Still, it beat sharing one dirty loo with a whole carriage of people. Or ...