West International Trade Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... so tired on the bus trip from the airport to the hotel, no one really spoke - lets hope we learn a few names at dinner tonight!
First impressions of Beijing - clean, busy, sprawling! The airport is enormous - we had to catch a train from where we landed to getting our luggage and then it took an hour and a half to drive to the hotel. Tomorrow I will know more!!
... is pretty bad but today we were lucky to have blue sky which was a real treat so it was perfect for some last minute photo opp's. We eventually decided to leave as the time had run away with us plus we'd had nothing to eat other than an ice cream so were bloody starving. So we thought we'd get a taxi but after several refusing to take us (they don't seem keen on foreigners so god knows how they make a living) and one driver wanting to charge a fortune ...
... the pearl factory. By this point we were all delirious with exhaustion and everything because really hilarious. At one point Emily and I laughed for literally 5 minutes straight about the possibility of us rooming together. At the kung fu performance we were all dazzled by the pretty colors. That is until we fell asleep.. it had been a long day. In conclusion, I have only one question, does this hotel wifi?(only some will understand) ~Hannah<- That's a ...
Just to warn you, I complain a lot in this entry.
Today was definitely a mixed day of emotions. On one hand, I was beginning to feel sad and overworked and on the other hand, I got to see one of the most amazing performances ever. Overall, it was just a very difficult day to get through.
This morning, the president of the China Institute, Sara, was supposed to come to the Yucai School and check up ...
... of Clear Ripples'. Haha - enough said! Anyway, from up here we could get a great view over the Summer Palace grounds and just about made it to the main temple room before the skies opened for a brief shower. It wasn't too bad though because it was about time to head back for our initial tour meeting, where we met our guide, 'Stony' and the thirteen other people in our group. After the meeting we had a group dinner and decided to check out the local open air dancing ...
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