Xizhao Temple Hotel (King Talent Hotel)
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... who are not familiar or comfortable with foreign healthcare practices and to take care of travelers while they are away from their home country. Their slogan is, “Worldwide reach. Human touch.” International SOS took us to lunch at a place that was walking distance from the offices. The food was fantastic; my favorites were the sticky rice served in hollowed out pineapples and fried goat cheese. This particular restaurant was in an area where many of the foreign ...
After that class, I had another class. During break, Chloe came out and she was shocked when I ran to hug Mohini. So sad that Mohini is returning to Santa Clara next semester.
I was lucky that I got ended early. So, Katherine and I went to eat green beans. The waiter got confused by my Chinese until Katherine told her what I meant. Shows that I need to work on my Chinese.
As we were eating, the Jesuits came in: Father Gene, ...
... aim for big dishes to share like soups, they are filling and cost little. Chinese use every part of the animal so intestines, liver, head, bones are common ingredients. Menu translation in English can be hilarious ("boiled stew of bacteria" was one).
China to sum it up is a work in progress but i surprise myself to think that it's getting there.
Next on the agenda is the Great Wall.
Last hours in Beijing before ...
... an honest comment card and almost making our waitress cry, the evening was successful. We all thought the duck pancakes were extremely tasty even Colin, who had accidentally eaten the duck's brain.
We spent an afternoon riding bikes around Beijing's hutongs (small alleyways) in the sun and we spent an evening at a night market where we tried a lot of the food on offer, but we were not brave enough to try the insects on sticks. The items on ...
... of relief when I finally spotted a sign that said Airport Express way. Finally at the airpoirt, must have been around 17:00 hrs. Next thing was call the hotel to come pick me up but that proved not to be so easy. The person who answered the phone did not speak English and he did not understand my Chinese. Time to call in some help from none other than my respected Zhao shifu who, during my stay in China, has helped me on more than ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center