Traders Upper East Hotel,Beijing
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... cacophony of noise throughout the city. As well as motor vehicles and bikes of all descriptions with bells and horns another sound which proliferates is the loud speaker. One can be heard from most street stalls, transport stations and other businesses and spit out a continuos loop of retinue. This noise and hustle is heightened even more so in the narrow winding passage ways of Beijing's Hutongs such as the one where our hostel could be found. These dusty ...
... It's an underground restaurant area with about 10 places to eat and some of them look really good and mostly familiar. Laters for potaters....and chicken and rice and tingses And then 30 seconds from our destination we realise that we forgot our passports....arrrrrghhhh muppets! Normally we domt need them but for a couple of these ones we do. Trek back across square, death defying roads and hotel lobby, get stuff, trek back, attempt to join security check queue. DO NOT ...
... just asked Raj: ******* smart ****.
Nevertheless the best was yet to come with a visit to the forbidden city.
Now there are over a billion Chinese people and I met them all there. The place is enormous and built by an emperor to live in luxury with his numerous concubines as well as keeping him safe. The latter being a clear priority and in his paranoia had ordered there to be no trees inside the grounds in case someone who wanted to murder him might hide ...
... civil war against Chang Kai Shek). In the middle of the square, there are two huge Jumbotrons flashing propaganda.
Beijing was surrounded by an old city wall as well as a moat in the Ming Dynasty consisting of an inner city, outer city, imperial city and forbidden city. The Forlbidden City was our next stop.
If you ever saw the movie, The Last Emperor, it was filmed right here in the Forbidden City. ...
... I taught
them that Chinese people cannot drink like the Brits.
22/08/12: Day Five
I visited the Summer Palace today and whilst on the subway,
I saw a man reading an English book called “Watching the English”, so they are watching us; beware. He was on a
chapter called “Pub Talk”. Had he turned around, he would have found himself
face to face with an expert on the matter.
The first thing I can say about ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet