Raffles Beijing Hotel
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... a tour to the Great Wall. There were only five of us in our tour group: a young Italian couple, an older Australian gentleman, and Tammy and I. The tour ticket was cheaper than we imagined it would be, because it was an all day affair that took us on a couple different factory tours. We started the day with a tour of a jade factory - with an opportunity to shop of course. Then we went to visit a Ming Dynasty tomb. Apparently Chinese tourists don’t visit tombs, basically ...
... had been at. Turns out that was heat! No wonder the room was not cooling down. You needed to put it on 100. The room never got really cool, but it was tolerable. The beds were supposedly the soft beds (Chinese trains have hard seat, soft seat, hard bed, soft bed classifications) but the bed was still fairly hard. I slept on the comforters from two beds (the upper and bottom bunk) doubled up. Apparently it worked because I slept through the night. ...
... weird way to pass by it, didn't think much of it at the time. Well, turns out he wasn't ducking, he had his head down while he was fixing a strap on his bag, didn't see the sign coming and smashed his head into the steel frame of the sign. Upon inspecting the sign I saw a sharp piece of sheet metal jutting out from the frame and thought he had hit that and had a huge gash in his head, but after checking out the cut he thankfully just had ...
... I told him not for me. He told me it would be disrespectful not to drink, which immediately rang alarm bells in my head. I didn't get to see the menu when it was brought to us, and the guy ordered for all of us. I told him I had my beer and didn't want a glass of wine anyway, and he finally said that me and him would share a glass. However when the waitress arrived she brought a glass for all of us.
The guy kept repeating how it was his birthday and how ...
... easy in just one of the squares with room to spare. But with the actual layout of the palace. It's not like a European palace with one, two or three massive main buildings which could swallow the thousands of tourists without a problem. Here many of the buildings are small courtyard houses, not much bigger than the houses of the ordinary people who live in Beijings Hutongs. Because of that, most of the interesting building have one door in and one door out, plus you can't actually ...