Park Plaza Beijing Science Park
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... are plenty of places in Burnley that we wouldn't like to be on in an unlit backstreet in the dark, but here in one of the biggest cities in the world we felt safe as houses as people milled/cycled about and the shops and restaurants stayed open 24 hours.
... May and the traffic and crowds are building. So today we did a lot of tour walking (8km by Robyn's exercise band) and visited Tienanmen Square (carefully pronounced in three distinct syllables), Forbidden City, Summer Palace gardens and the Olympic precinct. The Clarks and Oslunds found the goods and sales pitch at a flashy tourist pearl shop irrisistable. Robyn now has a very pretty blue/black pearl pendant with silver chain, and Joellen bought a gold-coloured pearl ...
... and deep are 50m. In order to use the deep side of the pool you must pass a test, which is fine if you can be bothered with the hassle, I couldn't! Disappointment aside I really enjoyed my swim, using a 50m pool is always a pleasure and getting a 2km swim in while travelling felt good, fingers crossed it won't be the last. Apparently Australia has one of the highest ratios of people to Olympics sized pools in the world so I'll try ...
... Yingchu her licence! We finished the day with some delicious Beijing-duck.
Because the visa application took a week we decided to go to Datong and Hunyuan for a few days to visit the Yangang caves and the Hanging temple. It was a welcome change from the crowds in Beijing. The caves were beautiful and the hanging temple and bit frightening for some but a trip worthwile.
After 3 days it was bak to Beijing for the Summer ...
... but kind face. They offered me a seat in their room on a couch that doubled as a pull out bed, and offered me strange but delicious fruit I had never seen before and a cup of tea. We sat there and chatted for a while, but with some difficulty. My Chinese had grown a little rusty from lack of use over the summer, and they knew only a few English words, but I was able to talk about their son (who's studying in the United States, currently) and the various paintings ...
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