Beijing Sihe Courtyard Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
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It was sad to say goodbye to Ting today. We hugged as if we were old friends and she gave me a gentle kiss on the cheek. We will miss her and I think she will miss us too. Being a guide can't be easy. You have to prepare for any situation from a variety of sometimes very difficult customers. What is great for us is that a guide becomes more than a translator for language, but also for a culture that is often so different to our own. Ting did this not just with ...
... road structure, subway system, etc. was put in for the Olympics. after the Olympics, the athletes village was sold as housing. 3. One car, one child, one dog is the rule. You can have two children but have to pay huge fine. 4. Average size of apartment is about 500 square feet. Our guide lived with his parents in a 100 square foot apartment. 5. The boys are responsible for the parents. If he marries, he becomes responsible for the brides parents too. 6. To get a ...
... street with lots of food (always good). We arrived at the hotel around 11pm, but everywhere was still open and we got some dumplings (cheap) and some beer (50p!!!) and watched the world go by for a bit before heading to bed with the smugness of not having to be on the overnight train!! We will have to bite the bullet for the second overnight train as there are no other options (damn it), but would definitely recommend the bullet! ...
Random side note: It is really starting to finally hit me how it feels to live in a foreign country. We learned how to say "American" in Chinese, so now we hear people talking about us all the time. We can never tell what they are saying about us, but we know that they are talking. We have had so many people laugh at us, even mock us, and it can be really frustrating at times. The communication barrier can be fun, but also very challenging at times. ...
... steep in fact that Sarah's vertigo was not allowed to subside by the experience of scaling a near vertical pavement. (See white knuckled pictures) That said it was an incredible experience. Much like The Forbidden City or Red Square it's both immediately familiar and at the same time otherworldly. Having left Sarah to get her breath back after a particularly vertiginous section of pavement I pressed on to the summit, past the "do not enter" signs and onto the restricted ...