Travel Blogs from Beijing
... he said he would be although gambling he never failed to spot us.
It's beer time so we sit in our lovely cool hotel bar for a few, and guess what it's happy hour 'bogof'........well i do like to see a smile on Ians face! We then decide to go to the Chinese restaurant a few doors down from our hotel which B&J tried out last night.
It's alfresco set around a courtyard, last night B&Js table decoration was goldfish in a bowl.......or was that starters!! The menu ...
... we were actually a long way away from it, as it cor dined off and on this day it was closed. But most days it is open and people line up to go through to pay their respects.
We were lucky that there were not thousands of people there that day. We could walk around easier.
After this it was on to the Port of Tianjin where we boarded the Diamond Princess to begin our 23 day cruise.
This was by far one of the longest days of my life, but definitely worth the hassle. An unhealthy fear of motion sickness and a broken tray table only added to the excitement. After nearly 24 hours of traveling and all the airplane food I could handle, we finally arrived at our destination.
Upon arrival, we checked into the Novotel Beijing Peace Hotel where we scored a corner room with ...
... into the market which showed us the delights of live scorpions on sticks, seahorses on sticks, newts on sticks and various other insects. The streets smell of grease and, unfortunately, fecal matter due to seemingly exposed sewers. They are packed with fast moving people who don't even stop to say anything when they hit you. The roads are even worse, with pedestrians not even being safe with the green man, as traffic seems to work to its own rules. Cars and ...
... s new favorite hobby). He ditched me as soon as we got there though, so I played frisbee with a sweet little girl I met on the field. We both sucked at frisbee so I would throw it past her, she would run to fetch it, she would throw it into the ground, and I would have to go fetch it. This went on for a while until Dudu and her dad joined us. We played frisbee and tag and more basketball. Dudu met this ...
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