Xixi Friendship Hotel
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... planned and other parts on the fly to help push our comfort zones with the non planned parts. So, back to the story - when we arrived in Beijing on Thurs night we didn't have anything booked for the Great Wall and figured we'd book once we arrived. Slightly problematic that we could only book a tour that left today that was 280yuan each, no lunch included and was a 6km trek. Sure, sign us up! We fly tomorrow to Tokyo and we are not coming to China and ...
... wanted to help me heal and I had a very positive feeling in the pit of my stomach the day that I went to meet the doctor for the first time. After explaining the main problem that was happening to me, he did his first acupuncture treatment. I had had acupuncture before but for some reason this was different. The needles he used were thicker and along with doing acupuncture, he also did different things like chiropractic work, cupping (just on the neck) ...
... br> I’m not complaining about the Beijing banquet. It was obviously authentic, and the diners included lots of locals, always a good sign.
One quick note about our stay at the China World hotel. It was fantastic, part of the Shangri La chain. The lobby was massive with polished marble everywhere. In the evening, a group of young women musicians played traditional Chinese instruments, although some of ...
... before we watched the show.
Also, there were occasional subtitles on a screen in Chinese and in English. This is because even Chinese people can't understand the words. The words of the Beijing Opera are very old, kind of like Shakespeare to English-speaking people--very nearly another language! One thing that was baffling to me was the voice of the concubine...she sounded like a cat. Her voice was so shrill and high pitched, but that is the style. It is a little bit harsh ...
In private taxi with our own personal guide....Peter....and driver Mr. Fan....well excited....weather dry and sunny...,here goes....!!!! Well....amazing to see and we both have walked The Great Wall now.....and bought the T shirts....guess where they were made !!!!....now off to see typical rural Chinese village and then an acrobatic show....having fun with Peter and Mr Fan !! It was a fantastic show....now stuck in commuter traffic and 9 million bikes ...