Xixi Friendship Hotel
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... to cross the grand canal and discovered the charming Lakes of Qianhai, Houhai and Xihai just as dusk was falling. China really recalls southern Europe as everybody is out walking or riding their electric scooters and bicycles enjoying the warm evening and looking for food or shopping or both. Some very brave swimmers were enjoying the lake - the water looks quite clear ... but how clean can it be? Giant kites with lights were going up over the lake as we swung back south and east ...
... looking forward to the relaxed sit-down promised by our guidebook but the square is closed for reconstruction, so we head back via the underground to Qianmen Street for some people watching before joining our party at the hotel for an early dinner. Having skipped lunch this is very welcome, today's novelty being fried pancakes stuffed with leek and garlic.
We arrive at Beijing West Railway Station in plenty of time ...
... to get the metro to the Olympic Stadium (the famous "Bird's Nest"). We decided to wait there until it got dark to take photos of the stadium all lit up, as well as the Aquatics Cube that changes colour. This was a good decision as the buildings looked great all lit up and there was quite a fun atmosphere and a lot more people around than I expected. Again, we were also a popular subject for photos for some ...
... had really grown and developed in confidence as well as skill. On letting them go, I know they all have really bright futures ahead of them (sorry, sounding soppy now, I'll stop).
But the past week has not just been about the teaching. We've seized every opportunity to see as much of Beijing as possible. We've been on evening outings to Tienanmen Square and the Wangfujing night market, where they sold deep fried scorpions, starfish and seahorses, though none of ...
... Stout and many more. Sampled a few & we will go back, they are doing a cheese & beer tasting on Sunday, right up our street! Lou, you’d have been proud of me, one of them I had was 6.5% Andy tried an 8.5%!!!
The following week was a British Club morning for me, with one of the Spa’s in attendance offering free mini massages & manicures, I managed to have both which was very nice & met some more new people who have just joined. Andy had ...