Travel Blogs from Beijing
Wow, 24 hours later, we have arrived! I left the house at 4:30am on Monday, June 23rd. The group arrived at the airport in Beijing at 2:30pm on Tuesday, June 24th and at the hotel right around 5:00pm. Nice place. We are staying at the Xiyuan Beijing Hotel, but don't ask me to describe it. I am so tired I can barely stant up. With the 12 hour time …
Train arrived in Beijing at 7.15. Just about right on time. Even though I had a bottom bunk I did not sleep well. It took no time to get taxis to the hotel. So much easier than Xian. There was not so much traffic being a Sunday. Got our rooms and time for a shower and freshen up. The room same as usual but beds a little softer and the toilet and shower do not leak.
Met in the lobby at 9 to go to Tianamen square and the forbidden city. Leonie and ...
... care less about, but the hair gel did make me shed a small tear. Have you seen this crazy mess I tame daily?
We took a short jaunt to D.C. and then boarded the big jet to Beijing. Now we were very lucky that we had seats together, considering the tickets were only bought a week ago. They were in the last rows, but that didn't bother us too much. The kids were just beside themselves with the idea of the individual screens at each seat. Think ...
... the next several days. I almost completely lost my voice and was in zombie mode from sleep deprivation.
We had plans to visit the Great Wall early the next morning, so we decided it was best not to sleep, lest we miss our bus! So... we stayed up for the 1h that was left before having to wake up anyway. (Actually Thomas slept – as if that did anything).
... me some tea. I decided to look around their shop, and when I saw some stairs, I decided to go up and see if they sold other cool items. The employees followed me and then I realized the upstairs was a separate room. They let me in the room, and I saw they had the official antiques housed here. It was really cool to see the more official antiques…it was a hidden room full of treasure! Unfortunately, they didn’t allow me to take a picture ...
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