Beijing Scitech Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
We started this morning with a visit to the 2008 Olympic Park. Qiuchun & her mother had never been in it before. Unfortunately, Q still has not --as she was in class this am. We explored the bird's nest, and the water cube. "so Cool!"
Once we left there we went and had a very good meal, and visit, in a restaurant that looks a lot like …
Today we left Ningbo in a heavy rain storm. Jevin's father drove us to the airport--something "his people" usually do, so quite the honor...even though it left us asking for directions on a few occasions. We arrived in Beijing -- greeted by Qiuchun and her parents.(I know Joan, you are really jealous now!) Qiuchun is taking classes so most of our …
... just asked Raj: ******* smart ****.
Nevertheless the best was yet to come with a visit to the forbidden city.
Now there are over a billion Chinese people and I met them all there. The place is enormous and built by an emperor to live in luxury with his numerous concubines as well as keeping him safe. The latter being a clear priority and in his paranoia had ordered there to be no trees inside the grounds in case someone who wanted to murder him might hide ...
... the independence that I loved in China, and the ease of living in a city. I loved that here, I can walk a coupe of kilometers and have access to basically anything I need. At the end of the street, there is a shopping center, lots of restaurants, night spots, karaoke bars, and the subway station which makes it easy to get anywhere else. Living in Berwick again, which is much quieter, felt strange at first; the noisy road works I ...
We started the morning with a drive through Beijing. The interesting thing about a private tour is you see a reality cruises or bus tours mighht shelter you from. You see the slums, the deformed beggars, the trash. We passed the Birds Nest and other buildings from the 2008 Olympics.
Our guide took us first to an enamal factory. This art is called cloissone, although I didn't fully understand why a french name has stuck. I found the process fascinating. You take a copper ...
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