Xixi Friendship Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... our hands, and were smiling so big and giving us thumbs up. It was bizarre, but funny. Both Maddie and I are blonde, so that was probably the reason.
On Friday, we had to meet in the lobby at 4:45 am to get on a train to Xi’an. Xi’an is a Chinese city in the middle of the country. Hundreds of years ago, it was the capital of China, and is still a huge important city. The main reason we were going there was to see the ...
Woke up with a headache a 4 am. Took some tablets and went back to sleep. Breakfast at 6.30 and on the bus at 8. First went to have a look at the birds nest Olympic stadium. It is just a long walk along the path with lots of vendors selling trinkets. Cannot actually go into the stadium which disappointed me but it was great to see it. Leonie and I walked up to take a photo of the cube and when we turned around ...
Bright and early this morning we travelled a short distance into the hills to visit a very sacred temple. It is incredibly special because inside is housed a relic of Buddha: one of his teeth, and only once a year is it displayed for people to walk past. It was an amazing experience to be part of this gathering of Buddhists and monks all of whom were worshiping at one of the many alters around the temple. Each alter was decorated in a colourful array ...
... br> A cold but sunny day we spent first few Kms walking in absolute peace and quiet, the view was spectacular and the Wall can be seen in the far distance as it disappears over a snow capped mountain, I don't recall in all my travels being so blown away but such an amazing structure. It did make me think that building the wall probably attracted more invaders than if they hadn't. I mean you have to wonder how great things must be on the other side.
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... wave length a lot of the time and I feel like a great friendship could come of this. You are amazing and truly inspiring, but please stay away from any markets. These three are the best people and they really pulled me up when I felt like giving up. I love you guys and I hope we can meet up soon. All in all, this trip was amazing and inspiring. However I'm glad to come home to terra firma. England, I'm coming home. See you on the ...
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