Beijing Railway Hotel
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... was markedly cooler than a month ago. We had a coffee, a cake and a chat before wandering around, but Mike was feeling a little unwell so we cut it short and went to the hotel. We decided to cancel our meal at the restaurant we had been recommended to and eat in the hotel, a wise decision even if what we did have was chaotic with wrong dishes arriving. Eventually we were thankful to leave the restaurant and escape to ...
... of town. Anyway this neighbourhood did provide us with a very successful shopping trip at the 'Shard Box Store'. Now quite a few presents are coming from here so I'm not going to divulge in the magic behind it all, but feel free to have a look online if you would like. We swiftly left this area of high rise buildings, hassling fake bag sellers and expats/embassy workers and went back to Dongsi. Feet up for a bit while we started to put together our parcels to send home ...
... by a shallow lake, with the reflection setting the scene beautifully. Another architectural (and photographic) favourite for Lynds.
Our last day in Beijing was an easy one. We were back at Tiananmen in the morning, visiting Chairman Mao's mausoleum. This is right in the middle of Tiananmen, with the Helmsman housed inside a glass box, inside a glass chamber, inside a low-lit room, inside a huge building. Very under-stated. We didn't quite know what to expect, ...
... official conductor and other officials checking who is entering the train, no busy market, no fruit sellers etc. This will be the same all the way to the Mongolian border. Is this security? or just power?
Train looks half empty... it is not high season yet, but we are still surprised. Only some Europeans.
On board we get clean bed sheets and meal coupons and even the meals are not too bad.
Riding out of Beijing ...
... br> Peter did his usual 'sussing' the place out by asking the hotel staff key questions. Riona and I had a cat-nap while Aoife did some literacy work on the computer. Some teacher huh, asleep on the job! (Its a fab programme recommended by school. The children think they are playing games rather than 'working'. What a result!!)
It was off out with Peter as 'Tour Guide'. I was very impressed as Peter took us to a bus stop and we all 5 must ...