The Lakeview Hotel
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... of Beijing’s narrow streets, known as hutongs, on a traditional rickshaw (a type of tricycle designed to carry passengers in addition to the driver). See the old Beijing that still exists for millions of people today, and visit the gardens at Prince Gong’s Mansion, Beijing’s largest and the best-preserved royal mansion of the Qing Dynasty. Then visit a local home to learn about Chinese life from a family.
... The table next to us turned out to also be folks from the auto show and out boys bought their boys beers, which then resulted in rounds of celebratory skulling as each group toasted the other.
Anthony and I left with the boss around midnight (sober as judges I might add, although the three glasses if French dry white I drank did result in slight seediness early in the morning). We had to get up early to head to the Great Wall with ...
Our first major stop in China was the Great Wall, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. We went to see the Jinshanling section of the wall. This section is very popular with tourists, in part because it's accessible, but also because it shows restored wall and unrestored wall. We booked onto a tour mostly to organize transport to the wall, as we’d heard horror stories of people trying to get to the wall, and to say our Chinese ...
... to do anymore and she was weak and giving in to things easily. So as he failed I guess he also was quite weak. They then put him in these living quarters, closed off all the entrances and windows and he was there for 10 years. His wife was in another area behind him but he didn’t mind as she was ugly and it is said he didn’t like her, apparently she was also the ugliest empress ever. Over to Suchi’s living quarters and she had a crane and deer put at ...
... t really prepared for.
Sleep for me didn’t really happen, and Amy only managed a handful of hours on and off; reason being that the train driver seemed to have the same obsession with the horn that all Chinese drivers have – which is fecking bizarre since we were on bloody train-tracks with no other traffic to contend with!
Anyway tomorrow will see us in Xi’an – we’re trying our hardest not to be too ...