Sariz International Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
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 …
... a tumour – it worked for a few minutes until the suspicious posture of my human shield tipped off the taxi driver. He scolded us and slapped on an extra fee. Apparently they can get a big fine if they are caught with more passengers than the vehicle permits, and they won’t even take a $$ bribe and carry an additional person (hence our actions).
So anyway, Thomas, ...
... me miss it. After breakfast Dad and I went to the forbidden city. It was very cool, but as it was the holiday it was so busy. We got there and a lady came up to us and asked if we wanted a personal tour, I normally wouldn't do it but Dad said he wanted to and so we did. In the end I was very happy he did. We learned a lot about the Forbidden city and information I would have never known. We learned about some of the different dynasties and about the different Emperors. ...
... Palace, which offered a beautiful retreat from the city. The palace grounds with it's temples, gardens, pavilions, gates, small paths and bridges are beautifully laid out on a hill overlooking a big lake. Unlike the overpowering flatland and mass of the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace offers a nice escape, great walks through the woods and around the lake and an overall just more 'joyous view' of ancient China.
The next days we visited the colorful Lama ...
... were clogged up with doughy pancake and our purchases ended up in the bin. When we got back to the guest house Lew and Rose were up and we decided to order breakfast. When dining at restaurants in China what you order ain't always what you get. We ordered three lots of bacon and poached eggs, one fruit salad and four coffees, what came was two poached eggs on a plate, three bacon and egg burgers, one fruit salad and five cups of coffee. However it all tasted ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center