Super 8 (Beijing Daxing Huangcun)
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... delicious and the people served us super fast, probably because we’re foreigners, which was nice. When we were finished we went to a small store right beside the restaurant to get some water and some guys got Snickers, which has been the only American candy we’ve been able to find. There was an older lady loudly arguing with the younger lady who worked there, I’m not sure what they were arguing about but they were very loud. Something about people arguing in ...
... considering how little I know right now about what I want to do in the future. With all of that in mind, I definitely intend on coming back to a Chinese speaking country, and hopefully Beijing, in the near future. I'll just let myself enjoy Christmas and a quick spot of normality first, though. Oh and I also achieved my language objectives of learning 1000+ words and 50-100 characters, and being able to communicate effectively in Chinese ...
... Palace were beautiful to see with weird
rocks and spooky trees. The square itself, central Beijing, was huge
too, with a ginormous pot of fake flowers being the central
masterpiece with the museums (all seemingly closed?) around it.
Police and extra staff support on the tubes made it feel safer and
more organised and we had no problems. We tubed up to the Olympic
park after, which they seem to use for concerts and shows now with
the water stadium looking like a ...
... As the cook began to disassemble the duck, our server dropped off a tray of condiments (which included julienned cucumber, julienned cantaloupe, pickled ginger, cured vegetable (?), garlic paste, granulated sugar, scallion, and a house-made hoisin). The cook took the crispy skin off the breast in a single sheet, and set it aside. He then sliced the duck, making sure to slice a little piece of crispy skin with each piece of meat. He laid the little ...
... Middle Harmony - where the emperor would practise for ceremonies; and the Hall of Preserving Harmony - where the emperor would robe for ceremonies. The Gate of Heavenly Purity connected the outer city to the inner city. The Palace of Heavenly Purity is where the Emperor lived; the Palace of Earthly Tranquility was his bridal chamber where his empress lived. The rest of the concubines lived in the six west palaces, including a lady who was ...
- Free parking