The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Beijing Huamao Center
Travel Blogs from Beijing
It has been an absolute whirlwind since I arrived. I have to tell you all that it was just yesterday that I leaned over to a friend and said "We are in China." I think it is just setting in that I'm in Beijing!! Yesterday was our tour day of all the Olympic venues. The set-up is absolutely amazing. The "Birds Nest" is something that takes your …
Along some parts there was no longer a ledge so it can be quite dangerous. We didn’t hike very far along the Great Wall – we just went to 2 watch towers, stopping at the second one because it was quite ...
... to the animal and to the zoo. The lion enclosure was also filled with overgrown plants, making it quite difficult to see the lion, so I saw a lot of people climbing over the barrier, and standing just behind the ledge to peer down into the enclosure. Some parents helped their kids climb over so that they could see, but I was terrified that a little accidental slip could send someone falling down into the lion pit. It is just ...
... the stories behind each of the headstones. Those who pass by would stop to read each of the headstones. The lives of those who have passed are memorialized. But it turns out that only certain people can be buried in the front grounds-- those who have contributed significantly to China. Indra’s grandparents were among those. I've included a picture of their story below.
Before I leave, I aspire to have the skill to translate it!
4) Pavements - count for nothing either. You get beeped at by motobikes, rickshaws, delivery vehicles. People are just as bad, wander along thinking they own the pavement & won't move out of the way, often looking down at a phone, or listening to music. The general thing is 'if I'm not looking and I don't see you I don't have to move'!!! Yes we'll chunter away to ourselves, such as 'oh don't worry, I'll move' but there is never any agression ...
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- Swimming pool
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- Wheelchair accessibility