Yuanyuan Hotspring Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... seat and u-turned
into the middle of the city traffic at 60mph.
I’m no stranger to dodgy cab experiences. My only visit to
Los Angeles in 2003 while Greyhounding around the US saw a would-be scammer
(borderline armed robber) demand $80 to leave the bus station before telling me
he had a gun in his glove compartment. I didn’t pay. His timing was awful. We
hadn’t left ...
... of the holiday.
When I got to the basement lounge, Elaine and her tutor were there. I dropped my stuff and needed to get something. When I exited the lounge, a group of foreigners were blocking my way. Very rude.
So far, since my time here, other foreigners block the entrance to the dorm or the hallway. When I say excuse me, they just stand there, stare at me, and leave their mouths wide open. I don't know why since I am not that special ...
... symbols (Chinese letters) we’ve repetitively seen (like in “entrance”
and “exit”), the language, the difficulty etc. We really got a great insight….Although
while I felt more enlightened, Robs just felt more confused about this
seemingly complicated language.
But I knew Robs was really after dumplings, so we found a
second place and both had dumplings- we shared veg ones and red bean ...
... them on doing something so romantic and unforgettable. The price? Certainly not cheap at $500, but certainly priceless in terms of experience. We’re all just tickled for them. We load up on the bus, passing the first of the vendors, who are ready to do battle with anyone wanting to bargain. Some members of the group stop and start to bargain for Rolex watches (10 dollah) or Pasmina shawls or knock-off purses. It’s hilarious to watch. ...
... eating? Very handy, that way you don't have to get lizard innards or tarantula hairs all over your hands.
What would have been really convenient, though, is if the animals were dead. Since they were most popular, the stand had about fifty scorpions on sticks fanned out, all twitching and clawing the air to try and escape. I may suggest that my roommate's boyfriend try writing a song about this, it seems to be his kind of inspiration. The seahorses and starfish seemed ...