The Orchid Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... Justin informed us that Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven were all built on the same meridian line. Although it's not a modern meridian line, it is a meridian line that the ancient Chinese people believed in. They also believed the center of the Forbidden City was the center of the universe where the emperor could speak to the gods. The Forbidden City was for the royal family and the high-ranking political officers to stay in. It ...
... Dong-suh"). The Wu-Mart is on the way back to our hostel and decided to stop there for an alarm clock (we had forgotten to bring our cellphone chargers and, without access to the internet in our room, couldn't use an online clock). While there, we decided to browse...and ended up buying dinner. ^_^ We just bought whatever caught our eye. We knew exactly what some things were and others...were more of a guess. Once we thought we'd collected ...
... Chinese beds are really hard" or "Pizza Hut is a nice restaurant" or "there's always a small risk that you'll get fake money from an ATM" or "Chinese voltage is higher than American voltage and it will break your electronics." It's pretty crucial to have a sense of humor about these types of things. Also, it's harder than I imagined to break some basic habits, like flushing toilet paper (for those of you who don't know, you can't do that here. ...
... marinade before roasted over fragrant woodchips. The chef carved it, for us to put the meat, sliced cucumber, scallions and special duck sauce into small pancakes - it was delicious. It's quite a dainty meal, as the steamed pancakes are small and only a little amount of duck is placed in the middle.
We also for the first time, tried the wine from China, guess the name of the red wine............?
You'd never guess "The Great ...
... asking for pancakes. Strangely, it is the first time I have ever placed an order on an ipad. I have never seen that before. But under 'pancakes' it said 'pancake' for 12yen. Now, is that one pancake, or ten, or what? I ask the waitress, she replies one thousand. Clearly, that's not right, so I ask again and again she says, one thousand. I start using fingers and hand signals, trying to keep a straight face but ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed