Xiang Da International Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... a butcher knife and even how to debone a chicken. The three course meal was prepared by the chef first in order to understand the proper techniques and then it was our shot to man the pot and give Kung pao chicken a whirl. A personal fav of Cathy and a new found fav of Sara was the chefs tofu dish! but truth be told our version of Kung pao was better than the chefs and we even had two other classmates agree and back us up. With our afternoon free we headed ...
... Bell Towers, Tiananmen Square, the National Theater, and down countless grand avenues and side streets. It was a real pleasure. After the bike rides we took a great stroll through Jing Shan Park, north of the Forbidden City. It seems to be the biggest hill we've seen thus far in Beijing and we read that the mound accumulated as a result of digging the moats surrounding the Forbidden City. This was a great park that brought back memories of ...
... My current target is Nanjing, which the dragon trip won't visit.
I got sick pretty seriously for two days but I am pretty much over it at this point. I had expected to get sick at some point on this trip, but I thought it was going to be first in India. Nothing two days of general bed rest couldn't solve.
Now I just need to plan the rest of my trip and my time in China. Thanks for reading :)
... on the subway. Once you’ve been on the subway system in China and you’ve learned new ways to resolve any anger issues, you 'll find it quite easy to utilise the system. Soon enough I was on my way to the Olympic stadium; the Birds Nest.
The Birds Nest is simply indescribable. You’ve probably seen photos; if not, I plan to upload one now. Photos do not do the stadium justice; it is simply one of the greatest feats of architectural engineering ...
... of China is one of the largest cities with a population of over 14 million. Beijing first became an imperial capital during the Mongol Yan dynasty (1279-1368) and both the Ming and Qing emperors ruled from the Forbidden City at its heart. Today, an all-pervading spirit of change has added an exiting new dimension to the city.
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