Beijing Yanshan Hotel
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... 21 million + inhabitants, but commuting during the rush hours gives the impressions that it's a lot more. There are government reforms in the works to give 100 million migrant workers equal access to urban Social Welfare by the year 2020. This massive movement of people will no doubt have a major future impact on population of Beijing.
The traditional government ...
... on every streetlamp. Big Brother is watching.
As we made our way across the square towards the south gate of the Forbidden City, a unique phenomenon dawned upon everyone in our group: we were definitely a minority. So much so that we were often being stared at. In some cases, we were even being video-taped and photographed. Odd to say the least, but for many Chinese people, we were the first "foreigners" many of them have ever seen. Moreover, ...
... the escalator by hundreds of people. We were unduly distracted by a young girl cleaning the galls roof by walking on it with a mop, yes a mop and bucket.
We found our pod like seats and settled in, put on our slippers of pure polyester and fiddled with the seat adjustment buttons like 12 year olds on a school trip. Before we knew it the train pulled out silently and began to accelerate to the cruising speed of 303 kph, 190mph, silently. ...
... a little questionable, but we all tried them all! During dinner, because we were seated in the main building, we got to enjoy various performances, such as dancing, singing, and "magic".
After dinner, we took one last stroll around the garden paths to enjoy everything illuminated. It really was an incredible night—a dinner I will never forget!
(Wei told us today that the meal cost over 2200 Yuan… which is close to $400. ...
... mall and revisiting the Peking Duck which Kyle experienced for the first time. It was the perfect end to a weekend that included fiery knees, singing Filipinos, and various degrees of alcoholic consumption. All in the name of friendship.
Tomorrow I get to experience the Beijing Movie Theatre as we figure out how to ask for tickets to see an American film with an English soundtrack. Hey it's all part of the adventure. Until next time....
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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