Starway Xingyue Liangma Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... sticks, ropes - and tried to learn the techniques. I'm not exactly the most coordinated and managed to do myself more damage than any potential opponent! It was really good fun though. Next we attempted to smash bottles by forcing air into them. If you hit them with the wrong part of your hand it *really* hurt and several of us, myself included, came away with bruised, swollen palms. However, I did eventually manage to smash it, possibly through sheer ...
... they will play music, use children as ammo, play on their disabled, anything to get something from you! But ignoring them and not making eye contact seems to work after 30 seconds or so.
The weather has been good for us so far, has been cold at times with gleaming sunshine and touch wood no smog as expected! It becomes colder at night and sleeping in thermals and a sleeping bag is beneficial!
The toilets? Well most places ...
... many places. It was a nice time of year to be there as the trees were all starting to change colour and were so pretty in the background. It was quite a surreal feeling to actually be standing and walking on this incredible piece of architecture.
We went back down again on the cable car and then headed back to our hotel. The traffic was pretty busy and so it was around 5.15pm by the time we got back. We met up with a lot of the others in ...
... of the three grandest gorges in the suburbs of Beijing, it is called “the Small Three Gorges" and also “the small Li River," after the famous river in Guilin. There are steep cliffs on both sides, and the mouth is blocked by a dam, which takes the form of a 72-meter-high, 90-meter-long reinforced steel double-arced structure with a tunnel at both ends. The dam can ...
... and came in a brown broth that was very tasty. It had some bits of chicken (?), and greens on top. The stir-fry was of egg, with fresh tomato and scallions. The mixture was thickened with a bit of corn or potato starch, and was very rich-tasting, despite not having any meat in it. An excellent lunch, all-round, and we happily paid the $5 it cost (beers included). Woot! We grabbed a couple of pork bao on the way out to munch on our walk.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services