The Westin Beijing Chaoyang
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We had a very nice buffet dinner at the Westin hotel last night. They had a very huge selection of food from Western to Indian to Chinese to Japanese. We had decided not to go out and explore as we were all tired from the trip over and since we had to get up at 4:30am we wanted to get at least 7 hours of rest.
The Hotel was very nice, but …
So we got all loaded up and on the airplane at 2:30. Then we had to sit there for 45 minutes while the third pilot traveled through Tacoma to get to the plane. We got up in the air and they came on that they were having problems with the video system, everyone on the plane held thier breath until they got it fixed. After that it was very uneventful …
We said a very sad goodbye to Chen, Madam Dao and all the wonderful people of Xishuanbana. Caught a plane to Kunming, waited 3 hours, then off to Beijing. It seemed quite an uneventful day until the taxi tried to get to the Hotel. Nearly all of the acess streets were closed by solders standing at a stiff attention and police, and we couldn't get …
Day 1 - Got in late, airport much easier to navigate than I expected. - can ride was in eventful, slow, cautious cab driver, ultimately didn't know exactly where our hostel was - wandered around for a whole looking for the hostel in both alley ways, believe that my nervousness was unnecessary - everyone that was mulling around was doing their own thing. - hostel seems great so far, quiet, quaint, great little ...
... tea. Tea is surprisingly expensive here. The cheapest cup of tea, per person, was 38 rmb, or $6. However, it is very nice! We all had some kind of basic green tea. It arrived in glasses, not cups, loose leaf, of course. We got a pot of water also, with as many refills as we wanted. There was also a show with traditional music, a tea dance (a weird number with two men and one woman dancing about while pouring tea gracefully from pots with elongated pouring spouts), and ...
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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.
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