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 …
... s...as Jack had taken on the role as our guide under false pretenses to take us to those places. For a substitute he took us to a silk manufacture warehouse where they sell all manner of silk products and clothing....they demonstrated the process from silkworm to finished product and how they made the quilts.....o'..so..soft and light....I wanted to bring one home! All they wanted was to sell ...
... br> As I was eating, Bill had his friend Yudha, who I met before at a book exchange Bill hosted. Turned out that Yudha is from Indonesia. Yudha studied in the US for college and then decided to go to Beijing to learn Chinese. He is a graduate student at UIBE.
Yudha was telling me how hard it is for him to buy clothes in China since he is 6'4'' and skinny. I saw that he had a nice trench coat on. He said that it was Banana Republic and he let me tried it on. It ...
... 5 hours and the flight attendants wouldn't let us know what was happening nor could they since they too couldn't speak English. Eventually yelling ensued from Chinese passengers though frankly we were surprised they weren't angry sooner. Our best guess was that their batteries ran out of power in all their handheld devices. Most cell phones were programmed with a loud customized notification whenever a text or email arrived. We eventually arrived about 8:30 and got a cab to ...
... in bottlenecks when entering or exiting anywhere. Having been brought up in a society of line lovers, this could be quite frustrating and we felt it very rude of the Chinese at first but the reality is it is their country and that is the way they do it, so we had to accept it and adapt. It still bothered me when I would wait patiently in what I thought was a strategically well chosen entrance position with waves of people behind me, then somehow, out of no where, someone would ...
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