Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel
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- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
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... sight had to adjust to all the colors swarming around us throughout the market. It was a fascinating place.
From the park we headed to Yonghegong Lama Temple. This is the most renowned Tibetan Buddhist temple outside of Tibet. Building started 1694 during the Qing Dynasty. Originally it served as an official residence for the court eunuchs. it was then converted into the court of the Prince Yong (Yin Zhen), son of the Kangxi Emperor and ...
... went to the Temple of Heaven which is set within a park. It is a lovely place and local Chinese people meet there to do Tai chi, dancing and badminton (well similar except instead of bats they uses their feet to hit the shuttlecock) as well as a popular board game similar to chess.
Tonight I am boarding my first ever overnight train, we are in cabins of 6 people with bunk beds so I think it will be a fun experience but I'll report on that after!
Next stop ...
... than ten minutes later, the queue was huge, and I had to wait an hour to have my turn again. It was a pretty agonising wait, as I was told everything else I had was perfect, I was just missing that little red stamp. I was not the only one annoyed with how captious the process was. One of my friends was sent away because the background on her photo was not white enough, and my roommate Saida didn't have enough enrollment and admission evidence. ...
... the hotel name and address in Chinese! Off we went. Amazingly, he found it and it only cost about $22 US for the 30 minute ride. He was playing very nice music and the ride was less frightening than I expected!
The hotel is very nice; clean and comfortable room. Folks speak very little English here, so communication is tough, but I'm managing to get what I need.
I finally got to bed at 1 ...
... away. Life is just one big ball of crazy.
1) bafflement is a word...
2) language! So I am now becoming more and more aware of how I speak and how I build sentences and how I choose which word of my very nice vocabulary to use to express myself. I've never really thought about the things I say in terms of my ability to communicate, so it is odd to think so much about where these words and phrases ...