Raffles Beijing Hotel
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... stage right next to us. We were in a separate room, so the only thing in the room was our huge table and a stage. Some of the women working there had gotten dressed up and went on stage, and started signing, dancing and playing different instruments. After lunch, we went to a temple called The Temple of Heaven. The weather was beautiful and we walked around looking at all the really old and beautiful buildings there. Afterwards we went to ...
... to our hostel on the metro for a relax. The metro is very easy to use and very cheap - less than $1 for many rides we have taken. Later we wandered around some nearby hutongs - old style city alleys or lanes where there are houses, shops, etc. They are everywhere so not difficult to find. Craig had a haircut, and then we had a meal of dumplings and fried snow peas - we seem to be eating lots of dumplings as we aren't sure what a lot of the other stuff ...
... they called it in Chinese but needless to say I was the only westerner in the place. It was a very popular spot among they business people who worked in a nearby office building as it filled up within minutes of our arrival. Apparently everyone in China takes lunch exactly from noon to one. There was an egg timer on the table and the waiter flipped it right after he took our order. The entire meal was promised by the time it ran out or it was free. ...
Woke up at eight-thirty. Lay in bed until I decided to eat the rice ball I brought from 7-eleven yesterday. I wechatted that I was getting coffee at Starbucks and doing homework there.
Emi replied that she wanted to come. So we walked to Starbucks in the afternoon. I decided to get a green tea latte.
We grabbed a table and we started doing our reading for our classes. I was so proud of myself for being on top on things for once. An hour passed and then my ...
... Exactly, take them to a restaurant and stuff them with food. And so we did. Afterwards, we rolled back to the hotel to nap away the aching bellies and prepare for the next eating marathon.
At night we met with China Southern Airlines (CSA) for a great dinner with most of my Chinese favourites: cucumber salad, gong bao chicken, potatoes with chilli, sweet eggplant etc.
After dinner, the China Southern Airlines staff briefed us on ...