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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 …
... on the itinerary was Wangfujing so we could have the obligatory street food (we concluded that everything sold was over-doused in the same salty spice mix).
Afterwards, we made our way ...
... to get rid of - and we climbed to the top of it! Luckily, it was worth it - we were rewarded with a view across the Forbidden City and across Beijing - well, for as far as we could see in the smog and heat haze!!
After catching a public bus (10p!) we went for lunch in a Beijing house in the hutong, an old part of the city, many of which have been demolished in recent years to make way for new high rise buildings. Again, this ...
... and the illogical arrangement of building and stairs. But once we did find the much awaited bookshop, there was a whole myriad of books to choose from in the children's section. Annie was amazed to find some new fangled and specially designed books that she had never seen before. I obviously rushed over to find either the Mr. Men books or the Dr. Seuss books. Looking at the Mr. Men books, there was a definite mark up on the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility