Starway Xingyue Liangma Hotel
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
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... to the other side where the entrance to the Forbidden City is located.
The Forbidden City is visited by 50,000 to 60,000 visitors daily in the low season (100,000/day in the high season) so our group of 16 were pushed and shoved by the rest of humanity trying to reach the first control point into the City. The Chinese do not know ...
... to go home but came around to the idea and agreed to look in to flights the next morning. Neither of us could sleep so we sat chatting to nearly 6am, meeting our new roommate, Sergei, from the Netherlands just waking up as we finally headed to bed.
The next day was miserable, wet and cold so we didn't feel bad for snoozing. No Great Wall trip was going to happen today and this was something Rose wanted to do before she left so she booked her flight making sure ...
... so we made a bee line for the exit door.
We drove past the Olympic Stadium and Aquatic Centre and by the time we got our driver to stopped we were a long way past. David and Trent got out and walked back to have a look around and we drove on to a subway station to meet the boys by train at 'Thank God It's Fridays' (an American Restaurant). We hadn't eaten all day and we were starving at 8:30 ...
... tourist jaunt. The start of a twelve day venture through the Middle Kingdom that would leave us tired, achy, and ready for a break.
The Forbidden city, Tienanmen Square, and the Great Way were all on the list. Along with Peking Duck, Beijing's specialty dish. Finding Ren Shan Ren Hai (crowds upon crowds) is easy in Beijing, but with a little planning we managed to fend off ...
... was painstakingly slow, and sometimes even my VPN could not connect. There was heightened security everywhere, and the Wudaokou area had many more police than usual. Security should die down a bit now that the big day is over, but I imagine security will still be strict until March passes--this afternoon my VPN is down and I cannot access Gmail using Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer yields only the spinning wheel of eternity while my Gmail ...