Flowering House Courtyard Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Kids activities or Babysitting
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... and bustle of a big city vibe. Nothing like that, where we are we have not seen one other Westerner and have hardly seen anything in English, let alone been able to speak any English to anyone. We booked a tour of The Great Wall of China for tomorrow and are meeting up with our Vodkatrain group tomorrow evening so hopefully tomorrow will bring a bit more excitement and give us a better view on China than what we have started off with ...
... to the gods- as tempting as it was I certainly didn't want to **** these guys off. Slightly made of nightmare material. Anyway...back to the nice bits. We entered the beautiful cool central courtyard and walked down the 'offering alley'- 1000's of red offerings hung off the rails and at the top a vast iron bath for burning incense. This was the moment where I saw the biggest incense sticks I'd ever laid my eyes on. HUGE! The main temple is dedicated to to the god ...
Today was more of a free day, only in the sense that we could work all day on our postcards. So Chelsea and I slept until about 8, then went down the alley and across the street for breakfast with Mah and Hannah. We went to a bakery, but it was definitely different than any American bakery I know. There were small tables everywhere that we could eat at, so we got one while Mah picked out a few things for us to try. Most of it was pretty dry bread stuff, but one thing I really ...
... as the Pearl River Delta. This is the fastest growing economical region in the world and I had heard that the pollution was pretty bad but didn't quite realise how visible it was going to be. This must be what 19th century London was like and in many ways reflects where China sits on the path to the development in relation to our own.
We had to connect to Beijing and I was worried ...
... br> Peter did his usual 'sussing' the place out by asking the hotel staff key questions. Riona and I had a cat-nap while Aoife did some literacy work on the computer. Some teacher huh, asleep on the job! (Its a fab programme recommended by school. The children think they are playing games rather than 'working'. What a result!!)
It was off out with Peter as 'Tour Guide'. I was very impressed as Peter took us to a bus stop and we all 5 must ...