Beijing Yanshan Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... the conductor had told me to use the one down my end, I assume that meant we got a toilet each, my own cabin and now my own toilet as well! The toilet was very typical of train toilets (in the 80's) metal bowl on one side, sink in the corner and barely enough room to swivel around. There was also the wonderful spectacle of watching your deposits flush directly onto the track! I did like the toilet flush lever, it was just a simple foot operated lever which ...
... cheerful lunchtime luckyfind goodness, and the KFC debacle. It turns out that the cheap and cheerful goodness is in fact leftover breakfast, and as yet there's no leftovers. The hotel does do a coupon for residents that takes it down from £13 a head to a tenner, but still way over what we're expecting. We go balls-out-crazy and decide to rinse it for all it's worth. 3 toast and a bread with jams, a giant 10 bacons and scrambed egg selfmade magic baguette, 2 Coffee's, ...
... station was insane. There were people everywhere outside sitting on the ground with their bags. They were a bit scruffy looking. They couldn't go inside the station without a ticket. Ada and I went in and found our waiting area. We were lucky to find 2 seats. The place was packed. This is life in China: people everywhere.
People started lining up at the check-in area, but we waited until they started letting people through. Again, wall-to-wall people. At one point, I ...
... it had been snowing!! I had already expected this as the weather forecast had predicted snow, so although i was excited I wasn't sure when I would get home.
I made sure i had my departure card - (you fill this in with an entry card on your way into China - i had cellotaped mine inside my passport the border control man laughed a friendly laugh at this.
My bags were ready - but ...
... As the shadows began to lengthen, we returned to the entry point to the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square. The contrast between the narrow, winding Hutong lanes through which we squeezed to reach this vast square was dramatic, emerging from the dark alleys into the wide rectangle of flat concrete. The largest public square in the world, it was a project of the Chinese Communist Party, with the Great Helmsman's portrait gazing benevolently over the vast rectangle of flat concrete, and ...
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