Schonbrunn Hotel Beijing
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... we were lucky as it was much cooler this week - only 33 instead of 38, although tomorrow the sun is going to be out all day and the temperature will rise again! We have been lulled into a false sense of security really as the air con is blasting out in the room, so it will hit us again in a minute when we go out for dinner! We have had a brief meeting with everyone, but we ...
... could easily spend an entire day there if you had the time. All of the buildings have amazingly over the top names such as the Buddhist Fragrance Pavillion and the Cloud Dispelling Hall - they sound like they belong in Harry Potter! We were there for around 3/4 hours in total wandering through the galleries displaying artefacts from the different dynasties then we decided to climb to the top of the pagoda for a great view of the city. The pollution ...
Yesterday we did a lot of walking. We visited Tianamen Square and then the Forbidden City. That was really cool because for a long time all I'd ever seen were pictures and then I was actually there. Next we went to a tea ceremony and burned our tongues off. Kyle also nearly had a heart attack over a piece of grass stuck inside the table. After that we headed to The Temple of Heaven. It was here that we gave each other animal nicknames and corresponding noises. Our next ...
... Dad said that the X Factor has just started, gutted - my first year without it. The ITV player won't work sadly, so am just going to have to live without!!!!
Sorry, just realised it's not really a very cultural blog - sorry, we must get out & do some sights again!!!!
That's all for now folks, TV time - a friend has leant us his portable hard drive with loads of films & series on, so just getting into Band of Brothers.
... the Chinese are a lot more opulent than Japanese and Korean, with a lot of gold as part of the main colour scheme. The weather took a turn for the worse so after walking downhill to the huge Kunming Lake we headed uphill again to the 'Tower of the Fragrance of the Buddha', one of the main palace buildings. The names of the buildings were really making Andy laugh. His favourite one was: 'The Hall of the Great Buddha of the Temple of Immense Gratitude and Longevity in ...
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