Grand Metropark Hotel
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Nigel: We had already been to China before and our first destination in China, on our previous travel, was also Beijing. We wanted to return to see if/how much the city and the area we stayed in had changed. We booked the same hostel as previous to try and relive the experience. The hostel is situated in one of the several Hutong's in Beijing and the area has changed a lot. It has got more commercialised and there are many new shops plying their trade along the main ...
... years to build. And yes it did keep out the rabbits!! We then made our way back down the mountain (omg), back to the bus and made our way to a jade factory for lunch first (lovely), then a lesson on the manufacture and history of jade mining and making of the product. A fine and clever craft. Then on to the Avenue of Animals which is the entrance to the Ming Dynasty Tombs where all the Emperors are buried. We couldn't go into the tombs but the avenue was ...
... and Caitlin entered the restaurant. They ordered their food to go because they had an evening class. Kelsey and Caitlin told me Matt, a guy from SLU and who I am rooming with during the Yunnan trip, actually knew Robb and Scott last semester.
I told them that Matt already told me that. Then, I told them that Robb was in Matt's WeChat profile picture. Jean was surprised how Robb looked.
I remembered how much people last ...
... benches smiling at the zither master and the next I was standing up in front of a full crowd of people training their video cameras on me and waiting to hear "Think of Me" from Phantom of the Opera.
After Webber's piece, I went ahead and added in Mozart's "Bester jungling" from Der Schauspieldirektor just so that I wasn't awkwardly singing one song. Considering I hadn't sung in a week and a half, I hadn't warmed up, and the pieces ended up coming out about a half octave ...
... the Great Wall is about 2000 years old. Back then, China was divded into 7 different Kingdoms and the first Emporer, Qin Shi Huang unified them into one country. He decided to start building together the different city walls to create one long barrier to keep people out (like the Mongols) from the north... so he employed about 2 million people (1/5 of China's population back then) to construct this enormous architecture over 10 years... it was expected that thousands if not up to a million ...