Zhongyu Century Grand Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... to go to the Summer Palace that was appraised as the most perfectly preserved imperial garden with the richest man-made scenery and most concentrated architecture in the world and hence, it was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1998.
We first had to take a subway from Xidan to Beigongmen and then realize a short walk from the subway station to the entrance gate. The entry fee was RMB 60 per person (including Suzhou Street, Tower of Buddhist Incense, Garden of Virtue ...
Heading to Shanghai tomorrow, so I mostly rested today and read up on things to do in Shanghai. Took a short walk with my other host, Irene, to get fitted for a tailored suit, which I'll pick up when I return to Beijing in few weeks. Never had a tailored suit before so ...
... the smog has lifted and it's sunny. The Temple of Heaven, literally the altar of heaven was built in 1420 over 270 acres and was visited by emperors for prayer to heaven for a good harvest.
You really get a picture of happy, relaxing Chinese people; we see people playing cards, running, doing tai chi, playing in a band and singing in a choir, it is warming to see a bit of normality in a pretty ...
... and get on with it. Seriously, I know they're a nice brand but I've never seen such fuss made over a pair of damn boots. It's true that I did buy them in the US but I'm pretty sure the CIA didn't have any input into that particular pair of boots purchased from a ***** little shoe shop on Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles...
From that early indication I had a sneaky feeling it was going to be a week of being eyed suspiciously as some kind of pig-headed western ******** and I ...
... to Haibei park. This park is known for its White Pavilion which is a Buddhist Shrine. I went with Yang laoshi and two other girls who are in my tutoring group. Pics on Fbook.
It's good to talk to a native Chinese person around my age (he's 25). I feel more comfortable around him and he talks in a way that is easy for me to understand him. Bundled with the cultural knowledge, my meetings with him are quite invaluable. That's all for now.
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