Raffles Beijing Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... shoved to get a closer look. Ah china!I dread to think what it would be like on a busy day!
Looking into other Halls of Middle and Preserving Harmony weren't so bad and elbows are a great tool. The palace is largely empty of furniture although the thrones are still there. The architecture itself is red and dragons, big pavilions of wood highly decorated and light coming in from doorways and screen covered windows.
We did ...
Will and I worked in the Beijing office most of the day and then had to
go to Beijing North train station to buy tickets for our train back to
Nanjing on Sunday, as the man in the ticket booth close to the office
would not sell them. We have been told that ticket offices are not
allowed to sell tickets to foreigners any more, but our colleagues tell
us that the booth near our office in Nanjing is still fine.
got on ...
... that there was a bus. In the end as we didnt have long left in beijing that we would bite the bullet.
We agreed a price with a taxi which included waiting time and return, paid our discounted student ticket using our cards for entry to the wall and started the climb up. It was quite a hot day.
On the way up depending which way you went was a small walk through of caves seemed a bit random but we thought we'd walk though but it ...
... Although, she can't quite understand where my voice is coming from. We're going to Skype again tomorrow at the same time, for one last contact before I get on the plane. It's too bad I didn't get the internet worked out earlier. Free Skyping is so much better than the $500 phone bill we got!
So after we finished talking, I took the subway to the zoo. Across from the zoo is a big building with several floors of shopping. It's very similar to Silk ...
... was odd when it was -2 degrees…… there were about a dozen of them taking it in turns to jump into a small section of the water that wasn’t iced over, completely crazy….. it must have been so cold! So of course I had to take a few photos! I think they were enjoying all the attention to be honest, and were gathering a few crowds!
That night Andy & I went to a newish restaurant across the road and had a very nice romantic dinner, fab place ...