Shan Shui Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... to the temple the retired residents of Beijing meet to play cards. There were many games happening and at least one was accompanied by a pet bird in a cage. We then paid a quick visit to a silk factory which was very interesting as they showed how they spun the silk and how they have in China a special soft silk spun by twin caterpillars. The difference in the feel between the normal silk and the twin caterpillar was amazing. We resisted buying a beautiful king size Doona made ...
... training beforehand could have possibly helped. The first part of the trek was along a steady incline that was easy enough to handle. Then came the stairs. Not only were there a lot them, they were also uneven. Now for someone of my short stature, that made things even more difficult. At some points the combination of stair height and severe incline meant that the stair in front of me was at my hip. I have no shame in mentioning that it was a very tough climb - you were easily ...
... to confirm that my password did not work, remarkable. He then offered to reset it for me so I could use my highly developed out of office tools. After a period on hold and some huffing and puffing he came back telling me that he could not reset my password and I would have to wait for the UK to get out of bed in eight hours’ time. So much for International Rescue.
The meeting passed without undue criticism praise or order writing ...
... there are 3 large circular platforms, and in the center of the top platform lies one small circular where the Emperor would finally stop to pray. Nothing I say right now can explain the feeling of being there today. I could go on and on about all I learned and the meanings of this and that, but none of that compares to the experience of being there. Even though it rained almost the entire time we were there, it was magnificent.
After lunch ...
... what did I have to lose? As you can see by the photos, he took heat therapy to a whole new level. He massaged, slapped, put some oils on my knee, then attached glass ware on my knees, various towels and set them alight. Yes dear readers, my knees were literally on fire. In his broken English he muttered the word 'Hot'! YOU THINK? This lasted over an hour, with flames going in and out. Surprisingly despite the heat and weirdness of it all, my knees felt ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility