Raffles Beijing Hotel
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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 ...
... rested up for their trip to the Great Wall on Monday! Tuesday they visited the old summer palace ruins. Today we toured lama temple, ate at a really famous dim sum place, took in a Chinese acrobatics show. It's been a busy few days, there is lots o see in Bejing.... But if you come to visit, I am no longer touring these sites with ...
... was cold, spicy and 'various' meant all parts of the cow including the offal! The other dishes were delicious though. Today was a weird day. We got up early so we could organise our travel to Hong Kong. I won't bore you with the details but basically after trying 2 different train stations, trying to find a travel agent which has been knocked down and much debating with our hostels travel booking service we have established that ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility