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 …
... breakfast before we arrived which was strange because it was the middle of the night to us, and 5 am in China.
When we arrived in the airport James had done his research so we knew to take an airport train to the main subway station. From there we struggled but managed to purchase subway passes from a girl without much english. I began making a mental list of things I had learned about China.
1) most toilets are the squatting kind. no seats, and no toilet ...
... very well travelled and had just come from visiting their daughter in Shanghai which they loved! Their experience of Beijing was (as other people's has been) slightly different to ours but I guess with such a huge city that would be the case! Arriving at Bruce's Chalet we settled in, getting a free selection of melon and mango and coffees and teas from who we presume us Bruce's lovely wife! The chalet is an oasis of ...
... with one image, which I will post and comment on for you.
So, there you have it. My adventures in Beijing are at an end and my adventures in Shanghai are about to begin. As I finish this blog post, my mind is moving to how I'm going to pack up my things and making sure we get up in time to make our train tomorrow. This post also marks the last in my informal blog posts as I will have my professor, Twila Papay, to answer to with my future ones. ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center