Rosedale Hotel & Suites Beijing
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... shopped, we ate, braided each other's hair and had a pillow fight, of course.
A bunch of us visited Hou Hai, a quaint little area with old architecture, cool touristy bars, a pong, etc.
... living in China I guess I am use to a lot of people on the subway, and with taking the subway to the airport a few times before I am use to it, but for Dad it was a little overwhelming, so I'm glad we made it there safely. At the airport getting on the plane was alright. But once on the plane it was delayed, for about an hour and a half or so. I did what I do best and napped on the plane but Dad stayed up and watched a movie. Overall we made it to the Beijing safe ...
... at least 1km long with a couple of people standing in line next to each other! Yes, Mao is still admired. But no further comments from our side at this point…;-).
However, we went directly to the Forbidden City and were taken back by it's huge size. We easily spent a couple of hours just wandering from one gate into a courtyard, followed by a hall, another gate and another huge courtyard. In between were small alleys with hidden courtyards and so on. ...
... and they were very adamant about introducing me to young Chinese men so I could find a Chinese husband. It was just really great to feel like I was truly partaking in real Chinese conversation, versus just the simple, standard questions I get.
On a different note, I am buying China out. I have no idea how I will be getting everything home but I think their economy is growing exponentially because of me (ha...). ...
... combo for my dad and 2 brothers. There is so much to buy and look at! I spent about 5 hours just shopping. I want to go again tomorrow, but I shouldn’t or else I’ll be broke for the next couple of months!
Today, we woke up and finally went to the Great Wall (Chang Cheng). It was beautiful and tiring because all we do is climb stairs and steep slopes. I went ahead of the gang and now I know why the side we chose to go on did not have ...
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