Wangfujing Grand Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... train station around 8 so we sat around and prepared (mentally and physically) for the battle that lay ahead.
Boarding a train in China is legitimately a battle as people have no regard for anyone else and push you aside to get ahead.
It didn't turn out to be a bad as we thought and we boarded the (long) train to Beijing from Kunshan station.
The long ride gave me a chance to ...
... have got their dinner service with them. Feck knows how they managed to carry it.
I think the 12 months travelling has minimised our kit and comforts but it’s great. We are downsizing everywhere we go. Dees looking amused as I write this.
Its 12 o clock on day 1 and Dee has woke up.
As Kev has said - the first night was an experience. On the top bunk and thought I would fall off ...
... After working out where to get a bus from we payed our 1RMB fee (10p!) and were on our way.
We got off the bus and as soon as we did an uncomfortable feeling came over both of us, we crossed a large road where the man whose job it was to oversea the crossing, was shouting at anyone who came near him and we joined the crowds on the other side of the road. As we walked along Kirsty mentioned she felt strange as the Chinese leader Mao's face was everywhere, from ...
... always two, one male and one female. The female is always on the right, but they also differ in a symbol under one foot - a baby for the female, a ball of silk for the male.
Our favorite part of the forbidden city was the emperor's garden - beautiful cherry blossoms and other trees - the rest of the city has no trees in order to protect the emperor from would-be hidden assasins!
After then forbidden city was a pearl workshop. A large freshwater oyster can ...
At night we went out to eat at a restaurant on a street called Ghost Street. At night it is well lit with red Chinese style kerosene lamps lined up the street and restaurants with outdoor seating. We went with a friend of Mariana Leon from college who lives in Beijing and speaks fluent Chinese. We ate a ton, about 7 big dishes and everything ended up being about $50, really cheap! Mariana's friend also helped me get a prepaid sim card for my phone so now ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center