Olympic Village Hotel
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Beijing here we come...... by Nelly; ........................... Editor: Jim
When we arrived in Beijing the weather was cool and grey. The sky was grey but not because of clouds, but because of all the smog. However, acording to our guide, the smog rating was medium. So in a way we were lucky. I think I wouldn't like to be there in the high smog rating days. It was bad ...
... hardly fit out of the elevator stumbled our way back to the hotel buying things here and there including a calligraphy set which mum bought me. We arrived at the hotel where we then rested our tired feet. We later had drinks at the restaurant were I did this the first time then it magically disappeared
... of the wall where the was no steps, just gently going up or down.
We found Ping chatting with the other taxi drivers just where we had left him. He then suggested we go to the Huanghuacheng section of the wall. This section is closed to the public, but if you pay the local farmers, they will let you cross their land and get on to the wall.
We parked by a path, which went steeply down into the valley, across a rope bridge and back up the other ...
... things are. You’re wrong. Badly wrong, in fact, like, off by an order of magnitude. This is not to say don’t walk, but be careful about picking where you want to walk, and then take a cab there. This is probably more true with kids, but we were all pretty footsore at the end of most days until we wised up.
How not to get a taxi
By the end of our visit to Beijing we had figured out that taxis are cheap and things ...
... pertaining to their mistake in the visa processing fee. For a split nanosecond we erroneously assumed that in a display of benevolence he was attempting to waiver the unscrupulously inflated visa processing fee; we were profoundly mistaken. It soon transpired that in a second epic ****-up they had in fact cancelled Jason’s visa application whilst we were in the bank coughing up the extortionate exorbitant processing fee they had imposed on us. Shocked by ...