Regal Court Hotel Beijing
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
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... square. After stopping for me to buy some new shoes as my flip-flops had decided to declare war on my feet, we walked up to the Oriental Plaza. This is a pretty posh shopping area in Central Beijing and we went into a mall that we thought might contain the cinema. The first thing that we saw was a Dairy Queen and signs for a Coldstone Creamery (Hannah's two favourite American ice-cream places), confirming my theory that everywhere in the world is now basically the same. We had ...
... we all got used to the idea that we were foreigners and photo ops came with the territory. We walked to the Forbidden City, built in the 15th century and once home to China's emperors. There are 9,999.5 (they measure rooms as the space within 4 columns) rooms in this massive home.
Next, we ate lunch and explored a market. There were live scorpions and starfish on sticks waiting to be fried ...
... back to Tiananmen Square.
I hired a tour guide out the front of the Forbidden City for around $20, his name was Harry and he would guide me around the 1000-building Chinese imperial palace for the next 2 hours. The Forbidden City was incredible - it's enormous, with very interesting architecture, and Harry told me great stories about the emperors, their many many concubines and the highly-regarded eunuchs who were the ...
... so cold in fact that I had to ask for an extra two blankets. This wouldn't be that noteworthy but for the fact that in the space of about thirty minutes I was boiling and sweating profusely. As I didn't even touch my breakfast one of the cabin crew asked if I was feeling ok and I admitted I felt a little feverish but I know how sensitive the Chinese are about these things so played it down and accepted an asprin. But the air hostess told me that she had to ...
... complications with the bikes and kids, we found some solutions and were able to really enjoy the ride. Shockingly, the city wall was not crowded, and it was very easy to ride along the cobblestones and feel the history of the old wall. Michael and Noah added excitement by cycling up and down the steep ramparts to each watch tower. It was a great way to see the wall, and both the old and new city, and lots of fun.