The Westin Beijing Chaoyang
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Because the only internet in our Biejing hotel is in the lobby, this entry won't have any photos since I haven't had time to download them and have packing to do! I will add them after we get home. Today we were up early again to beat the heat and crowds in Tienamin Square. We arrived there at 8 am and there were already hundreds of people lining …
Today we left at 7 am to go to the Great Wall because it is a 90 minute drive from the city. We were lucky to have a relatively clear day that was warm, but not blistering hot. Leaving so early was good because we would beat the crowds and stay a bit cooler too. Driving out of the city we saw miles and miles of apartment buildings, and left the …
Thursday This was another travel day and we left the hotel in Xi'an at 9 am under sunny blue skies and comfortable temperatures for our flight to Beijing. We took a pleasant 2 hour flight north to Beijing and found it to be warm, a little humid, and very overcast. I'm not sure if the haze is smog or cloud, but you don't see people with face masks …
... take a shot at mastering this language I know I might never have again.
So here I am. Waiting to start a rigorous and hopefully amazing semester of language training. I'll be exploring Beijing and the Chinese countryside, living with a host family I'm told doesn't speak a word of English, and most importantly, writing about my experiences as much as I can.
So, to answer my first question, what the hell am I doing? ....
I'll tell you. I'm headed to China. ...
This time it's Kim talking but I'm going to have to be brief because we are getting picked up shortly for dinner with one of Chris' customers.
Today was another great day. Once you get over the total culture shock of being in China and start to just go with the flow it really is just a fascinating place to be. We went to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Westin Beijing Chaoyang
The Westin was very nice. The building itself is very opulant and the rooms were nicely furnished. It felt more like I was in a 4 star US hotel though I did appreciate that the bed was nice and soft so that I got a good nights sleep.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.