Travel Blogs from Beijing
... a necessity. We had about three hours to spend wandering around, hiking, taking snaps- fifteen minutes was enough for me- it was too hot and I've seen it all before! Rich decided to toboggan down but I wanted the fastest route so back on the chairlift. As I write this I am sitting next to the air con munching on an Italian BMT from Subway and Baskin&Robbins for dessert. Sometimes you just have to love ...
... night's rest and a wake-up for morning breakfast.
One thing I knew would be very different in China was the food, so I did not know what to expect at my hotel breakfast in the morning. Breakfast buffet was a mix of different foods, standard fare were steamed veggies, fried noodles and veggies, and even some breads. The biggest "American surprise" was the presence of french fries at a ...
... 8221; after which the group shouted in unison “We welcome you to join the rollerblading club!” (I would totally join if I could rollerblade. Anyone with that recruiting method would be fun to hang out with.) I did, however, join the Peking Cat Association with Philip and Kim. Not sure if that is the real name, I also call it the Homeless Cat Club. Basically, Peking has a ton of stray cats that lurk around campus—Peking is famous for its cats. So famous that ...
... would never be his competition. And who might these be? Eunuchs. They were trusted advisors and council but they were the only men to live in the palace. And they couldn't make anyone pregnant.
But was there subterfuge? Dalliances? Jockeying for position? You betcha. Every night the emperor would be presented with a menu of available concubines and every night 27 would wait for him in the royal ...
... is REALLY no fat people in Asia. No fat people but then again, when it takes you probably 20 minutes to walk one city block, it's no wonder why. And you're constantly drinking water, people don't believe in rich deserts like cake (or cinnabuns) we we eat fruit for dessert, and in a hot climate, you're not as hungry.
Going to sleep now - I'm exhausted. What a trip coming here!
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services