Travel Blogs from Beijing
... Dong and another both within walking distance from the hotel. Of course, I had read about a new restaurant before leaving home and that was the one we were going to! Jing Yaa Tang is located in the Opposite House hotel across town and about a 30 minute taxi ride given the traffic according to the Concierge and would cost 40 yuan (6.50). We were good to go. The taxi driver was about 22 years old, spoke no English, and when given the address ...
It's fair enough to argue the point that China, and Beijing in particular, is a land of contradictions. We hear about the country's politics, it's focus on a political system that is not quite true to its Maoist origins, we hear and read about the pollution that can often result in illness and a general feeling of malaise, but what we don't hear about is the cultural richness and diversity of this city, and other urban areas within China. Of ...
... a tumour – it worked for a few minutes until the suspicious posture of my human shield tipped off the taxi driver. He scolded us and slapped on an extra fee. Apparently they can get a big fine if they are caught with more passengers than the vehicle permits, and they won’t even take a $$ bribe and carry an additional person (hence our actions).
So anyway, Thomas, ...
I will start off by saying that China is definitely not a backpackers destination. After becoming accustomed to wifi everywhere in hostels and restaurants in Vietnam, it's a struggle to get wifi in the hotel lobby if even at all. That's the excuse I'm going to use for my China blogs being so late! I flew into Beijing a day before I am meeting up with my tour group. I narrowly escaped my first rip off at the airport when a man at the taxi stand tried to tell me that my ...
... Jordan, our guide, waited for us at the first tower, while we carried on. The second section was a lot steeper and the wall narrowed from about 3m wide to 1,5m, but fortunately three quarters of the crowd stopped at the first tower. Al carried on to third station at the top of the mountain, while Deb waited at the second tower in the shade, and had 5 groups ask to have their photos with her as well a couple of surreptitious pics, a la Mike Davis at ...
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