Travel Blogs from Beijing
... to where the wall was, including Rose who had powered through. Alvaro announced that the day he climbed the Great Wall would mark the day he stopped smoking. I hope this is still the case Alvaro, haha?
Building of the The Great Wall started in 220 BC but continued through ten dynasties ruled by different emperors, over 200 years. It extends almost 9,000km from Shanhaiguan in the east to Jiayuguan in the west. It's main purpose was for a defence mechanism ...
... br> From there we went way out to the outskirts of Beijing to a restaurant that serves the original Beijing hot pot. Ada's uncle (her father's brother) wanted to have dinner with me. I felt very popular!
The food was amazing and lots of fun. It's very similar to Japanese Shabu Shabu. We had two different cuts of lamb (the most tender at the neck and another part) and beef, plus different vegetables, and appetizers, like 100-yr old quail ...
... I could find was two shelves with a few books. Most of the books didn’t even go beyond the elementary years. And we wonder why the US ranks internationally the way that it does…
A bit of a rant.. Renting an apartment for a short term is extremely difficult for a foreigner. I can write a whole story about this adventure, but suffice to say, it took 2 days of running around and subsequent headaches to get ...
... was in. We sat around in second-hand couches and chairs that the school had provided as furnishings for a while, surfing the web on phones and computers, no one bothering to talk yet. We were all a little worn out from the craziness of the past few days, and the night before had been no exception.
Two days earlier, we had gotten our first taste of Beijing when a group of us had been led into the city by one of the program's language instructors. She'd given us a ...
... so everyone had to do the really simple ones.
With my free time this afternoon, I decided to go to Hongqiao Market and do some shopping. Hongqiao Market is also known as the Pearl Market. Luckily for me, the Pearl Market was a lot closer to my hotel than the Silk Market; I didn't need to take the crowded subway this time. One of the students, Stella, also wanted to go to Hongqiao, but she didn't ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAscott Beijing
The Ascott offers serviced apartments. Good value given the additional space when renting an apartment, but still having access to concierge services, gym, pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and even grocery services. Good breakfast as well.
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