Zuo An Men Hotel
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... close to the end.’ But then Mah said, “Over there in the clouds is where we are going to.” At that point I started praying harder than I ever had - just that I would survive! We kept climbing and climbing, but it finally got to the point where I reached the bottom of a huge, treacherous staircase and at this point I couldn’t see straight. I had never fainted, but I was sure if I tried to make it any further I would faint and fall all the way down those ...
Awake at 5.30 this morning. Sooooo not like me! Had a great sleep but the alarm is not set to go off until 6.30. Restaurant in the hotel does not open for breakfast until 8.30 which surprises me. Joe is picking us up at 8am to start the two hour drive to the wall. Having issues with getting devices charged but had just enough battery power to capture the wall walk. Have not managed to upload yet but fingers crossed it will work. My word for the day has to be WOW, wow, ...
... comfy. The hostel was obviously quite popular too,
with plenty of happy people around and free tea, coffee and hot water
always available. Their washing service, although we thought pricey,
was good to have and our clothes came back clean and fresh
(elimination of any possible left over bed bugs!) and they had a
postal service and posters full of information about what to do in
Beijing and how to get there yourself, as well as by a tour company
they partner with. ...
... while. We scaled mountains, drove through dangerous roads, enjoyed a restful afternoon at the lake, learned a little Chinese from them and learned to eat sea cucumbers, eels, all kinds of wild herbs and managed to learned the art of using chopsticks and the etiquette to eat from a Lazy Susan table, to drink every spirit that was offered to us and when to tip and how much. All thanks to our fellow travelers and their Chinese friends. Thank you ...
... Amazing views. We walked the north end of the moat, and cut across the street to Jingshan Park, due north of the Forbidden City. What an amazing area. The park contains one of the few hills in Beijing, and it's a man-made one. The rubble from the construction of the HUGE moat around the Forbidden City was piled up, to create the hill in the centre of Jingshan Park.
We strolled through the landscaped gardens and trees, working our way up the ...