Xinghaiqi Holiday Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... games of darts and shared his rich eclection (Mary's word: eclectic + collection) of music.
All throughout this nice holiday, I was also doing some soul searching. My job teaching part-time at the children's museum just fell through (they are moving and are not sure when they will reopen.) However, the group funding the museum offered me the same salary to be a curriculum designer for new ...
... train to Shanghai. The station is so modern, clean and efficient. It resembled an airport and was completely different to what I was expecting. The train goes at 300 km p/h. Amazing that we could cover such a vast distance in just 5.5 hours! We arrived in Shanghai at 8pm and Leo gave us 40 minutes to get dinner at the station. Ben had been fasting all day as it was Yom Kippur and the poor thing ended up breaking the fast with KFC! (Something my ...
The wine was surprisingly not terrible... granted we had been hiking around for about an hour, so it was probably just refreshing to have ...
Silk Market: No trip to China is complete without buying some fake tat, so a shopping trip to the silk market was just what is needed. The silk market is not your average back street market it is a plush shiny glass shopping mall with 5 floors of designer rip offs including trainers, shoes, bags, clothes, jewellery, watches, sunnies and the obligatory Chinese silk and tailoring. It was quite something and Tim put his haggling skills to the test. Cheap ...
... Tian’anmen Gate (Gate of Heavenly Peace) with the huge portrait of Chairman Mao Zedong. I saw more white people and foreigners within 30 minutes of being in Beijing than my previous seven weeks in China. I’m not sure if I liked it or hated it. I made my way across the street to the notorious Tian’anmen Square, where of course, much of recent Chinese history took place. The Square itself was just a huge, wide open space. ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking