Wangfujing Grand Hotel
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On our layover we went to the Tokyo lounge which had a beer dispenser that tips your glass to keep the head down while it pours. The Japanese really have gadgets together. The breakfast buffet at the Beijing Wangfujing Grand Hotel had the most unusual breakfast buffet I have seen yet. Noodles, stirred fried veggies, "Non-Muslim" food (bacon and …
We arrived at three o'clock in the afternoon Beijing time which is thirteen hours later than Tulsa time. We were met at the airport by our guide Miller and he drove us to our hotel. Our hotel is located off the famous Wangfujing Street where people congregate and shop. We enjoyed some alleyway shopping with local merchants and sampled corn on …
... a cab. He took one look at the address of our hostel (approximately 15 min away) and refused to take us there. We couldn't understand why he was telling us no, but agreed we weren't getting out, pretending we couldn't understand him. Eventually he gave up speaking to us in Chinese and began the trip. The minute we emerged from the underground lot into bumper-to-bumper traffic, we understood. We were in the middle of Beijing morning rush hour and he didn't want ...
... walk through some gardens where I met peolple playing music, practicing martial arts, playing games, or just walking around. Of course some tourists, too!
Just a day for such a big city!
On the 22nd the deal was a quick treck along the Great Wall in Jinshanling and back to spend some hours at the airport, waiting for the plane to take off after some hours delay. No afternoon or evening free in destination, for the second time.
... here, we try to be as economical as possible, since eating out every night can get expensive (especially for poor college students) and try to limit ourselves to 50元 or less for dinner. I've been told that many Chinese people don't usually cook for themselves and eat out often. I don't know how true this statement is. The statement is probably less true for families.
The next day: another day, another dollar. Or should ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services