Traders Upper East Hotel,Beijing
Travel Blogs from Beijing
So, the start of the week was talking to Dad on Monday wishing him a happy birthday, whilst at Gunwharf, spoke to Mum & Lou briefly too, felt very weird not being there :(
Tuesday was a bit of a 'wobble' day...... we both got frustrated at work with our marketing lists, Bangkok had sent loads of contacts up but …
... would I pay that much for a plain designed bag. TBC truly has very bland tastes.
Before I went to put more minutes on my phone, Mike taught me that the Chinese word "chong" means to charge. He told me to say "ni hao, wo chong (money amount)," to the worker at the phone place. My Chinese is slowly getting better. So far, I can communicate basic things in Chinese.
When I walked outside, Haley and Mauricio were shocked to see my new look.
... effort as the back wheel tended to spin (must of had a bald tyre lol).
We caught the subway back to hotel............speaking of the subway it is amazing, you can go anywhere in Beijing for 40 cents no matter how many different lines you change to (and there is 10 of them) Most of our journeys involved 2 trains and up to 35mins journey time. The downside was they were all at different depths so this meant stairs ...
... palate! In the evening we headed to The Red Theatre to watch The Legend of Kungfu, a theatre production story of the life of Kungfu. The show has performed all over the world and is worth a watch if ever in a theatre near you.
The following day we spent walking around Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden Palace trying our best not to stick out like a sore thumb. Which really can not be done as the Chinese tourists hit this area like nothing ...
... which stank of sewer and had stalls so small Mitch could barely close the door behind himself. The common area/ bar was dank and smelled of mildew and mould. I was not impressed. The street outside was lovely with traditional but well maintained buildings, a mainly pedestrian road We then went on a mission to pickup train tickets we'd booked a month ago with a travel agent. We had to pick it up from a sister agency in Beijing. Looking at the map, the address ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet