Sariz International Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
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The beginning of the walk up to the wall ascended into the thick forest and up what felt like never-ending steep steps, with its path continuously turning corners giving you the false hope that you were nearly at the top. Imagine walking the steep bit of Pendle Hill three times over, but in the baking China heat ...
... 10 to work out the sterling amount and at this stage we were now unsure of the cost of anything and so were too nervous to make any purchases. We're currently regretting not getting the silk scarves! Then we had a long walk and subway journey back to the hostel for another quick change before out for a delicious dinner, again, recommended by the hostel. We ordered way, way too much food and were shocked to find that in this ...
... to communicate with us and, thinking we don't speak Chinese, come up to Joshua and just start rambling and asking him tons of questions. Joshua, not speaking much Chinese, always needs saving. His "deer-in-the-headlights" look is so cute/funny. Then they wonder what's wrong with him since the Americans can speak better Chinese than he can. :) Also, they want to take pictures ...
... There are very few ways to actually cross the square, as most of the centre portion is barred to civilian access. We walked around, and to the end of the long line of people waiting to get into the memorial.
As with the Ho Chi Minh memorial in Hanoi, the line is huge, but moves very fast… we wended our way around the huge memorial building, and through another set of security checks. We passed the flower-vendors selling daisies for 3 ...
... many teas, but then came the hard sales and that scared the Indians off! Finally returned to the hotel and had a quick wash before heading out for some food on Wanfunjing road, had a nice chicken and octopus skewer from the street stalls and a couple of yansing beers to wash it down, Seema had a tofu curry!! Tomorrow we are planning on taking it a bit easier and just checking out various markets and perhaps a picnic ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center