The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
I woke up early, the room was a bit old fashioned in fact the hotel was a bit old fashioned, no wifi….NO WIFI!!. The systems was so slow I overtyped my password too many times and the email system crashed, well it fell more like a slow motion train wreck. First the computer went, then an hour later the phone stopped working and finally the …
Today is a travel day, we leave Taipei and head for Beijing, this is a simple enough flight three hours twenty minutes, then a transfer to a customer of 90 minutes a factory tour, dinner and bed.
I woke on the alarm again and headed for the gym taking my seat on the ergo for another thirty minutes of effort, crikey I hope this is doing me …
... sort of alternative easy access point at Jiankou? Yes, yes there is, is what we later learned.
On some stretches of the wall, it was completely overgrown with trees and shrubs (great for taking a **** when you are between watch towers and really have to go). The dilapidated walls against the misty mountains made for a bit of an ominous but truly beautiful sight.
... come to the zoo with her boyfriend Christian. It was a really humid and hot day, so walking around was a little tiring, but going to the zoo was something that I had wanted to do for a while. We saw the pandas, who were unexpectedly energetic in the hot weather, which was entertaining for us. We also went and visited the Australian animals, who were characteristically lethargic in the middle of the day; the kangaroos just ...
... in the work world-- we see our priorities by looking at where we spend our time. I wish in America that we had such a holiday-- where we spend time to reflect on where we come from and to pay gratitude to those who have paved their paths for us. I wonder if better understanding our roots would help us better understand how we can value those around us and maximize our one life.
Besides the throngs of people, the next thing you'd ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center