Sariz International Hotel
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We have officially arrived in another country and there is no doubt that Beijing is not Hong Kong! Friday was primarily a travel day. After breakfast we returned to Hong Kong airport for our three hour flight to Beijing. Seeing Hong Kong International airport in the daylight was quite impressive. It is truly the largest most most modern airport I …
For a while I thought that it would always be grey but the sun finally came out and I saw blue skies for the first time yesterday. It's hitting 100 degrees for the rest of the week so it'll be a rough one. It's been interesting because one of the PHD students from this university we visited (they're only allowed to have two total design PHD students in the entire university and their work is some of the most amazing and innovative stuff I've ever seen in ...
... time... A nice beef brisket noodle soup.... And then onto Silk Road shopping... Similar to the pearl markets...lots of bargaining... And full suitcases only 5 days into the holiday! The day ended with a short journey to Wangfujing again... To have the best, yummiest Peking duck... Wow....was so tasty... Home and packed the bags for tomorrow's journey to Xi'an... ...
... most people and the lonely planet considers to be one of, if not the best, Peking duck restaurants in the world. It was min-blowingly good but I shall never be ordering it in England, as I know it can never live up to actual Peking.
Next the Great Wall, Mutianyu section. This is the really mountainous part of the great wall but frustratingly I went on a really cloudy day and couldn't see a thing. However the upside was that hiking ...
... to burning huge amounts of coal to generate electricity. After a nice long walk we returned to the Marriott by taxi and spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying the our beautiful hotel. Fortunately, we have previously been to Beijing twice and have visited all of the must-see sites - so glad we were able to see them in a relatively pollution-free enviornment. For today - the conditions just didn't inspire us to be outside.
Tomorrow, we take ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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