Zhong An Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... to get a hookah, which I was not willing to try tonight. I guess you can get different flavors of stuff to put in it, and they got watermelon, so it smelled nice. The hookah they got wasn’t any kind of drug, so no worries.
It was now about 2:30, and everyone was pretty tired, so we decided to head back. This taxi ride was less exciting, but it got us to where we needed to go. We got back to the room around 3:00, I took a shower and collapsed into bed, exhausted from a great ...
... a teaching license. Our final trip for the day was shopping at Silk Street. I've decided that I really like haggling, even though I'm not the best at it. I got an awesome deal on ray bans and pearls, but totally got ripped off on some scarves. Anisa (who I am now calling Momma Rob or Momma Tanje) got cussed out in Chinese because she got an MK purse for 100 yuan. After our shopping expedition, we ate at one of the buffets in Silk Street before going home and getting some ...
... a Beijinger from the rest of the folks in the world, called Douzhir. It's a soup that is eaten at breakfast, made from the throwaway leftovers of the soybean. It smells disgusting. I tried it. I survived it. I had a spoonful, then I had to have another spoonful after a bite of this fired dough-ring thing and a bite of this pickled stuff, and that did make it taste a little better. I'm no Beijinger though.
The other soup was full of innerds. I don't like innerds. I tried ...
... to spend a week in China (before I had thought of going to Malaysia). I started looking into the visa process and quickly learned that China is not a place you visit on a whim, but rather one that you plan for in advance. You must have a visa before you arrive, you must obtain this from a Chinese embassy, the process is a bit tedious, and can take up to a few days. So, disappointed I headed down to Malaysia, but of course I was not at all disappointed by ...
... Venice, meets NY type of scene. Remnants of Banksy on a city wall simply blocks from a semi-new "Fake" paste, which was about a 2 minute walk from a lovely Buff Monster stencil. Galleries on every corner and some amazing coffee shops that seem to have making Cappuccinos down to a science/art. I may never come ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility