Beijing Tibet Hotel
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... it. That was until I saw Eli. Now i'd met and spoken with Eli many times before since arriving a few days earlier. An American acupuncturist who has been here 6 times before and enjoys telling you all about that fact. He has a wonderfully dry sense of humour and has cracked me up on several occasions, usually by what he says but occasionally with what he looks like. A kind of caricature of himself with big goggly ...
... back home, a little difficult to adjust back. Adjusting to things like sleeping in a hard single bed, and being surrounded by people all the time, is a little overwhelming after becoming so settled and comfortable back home. I have heard that when you do get too comfortable, it is time to move again, so I am back in the craziness that is Beijing. I have met up with Ian and Emily again, and participated in a bar quiz with them, in ...
... ride bicycles, electric motorbikes or rickshaws. We were taken on a rickshaw ride, a guide accompanying us on bicycle. She explained that extended families often live together. There's a large belltower that used to ring at 5am to get people up for work, and again at night. You can tell a family's social status by the number of beams over the house (0, 2 or 4) and all doorways have ...
... on both sides rapidly began to fill in with stores selling incense and offerings. Passing beneath the huge gate, we wove our way through the tour busses and taxis, and bought our tickets to the temple.
The Lama Temple complex is the biggest Buddhist temple in Beijing, and is also the biggest Tibetan Lamasery outside Tibet. It was the residence of a count in the 1700s, and was turned into a monastery when he became emperor Yongzheng.
... Palace, which was once the summer playground for the imperial court, fleeing the suffocating summer temperatures of the Forbidden City. This was followed by a very worthwhile visit to the Beijing Olympic Stadium, which hosted the 2008 event. We were both very impressed with the stadium, the facilities and the video presentations reliving ...
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