Hotel Rose Garden Courtyard
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... the master and the challenges he faces along the way. Steve was expecting more fighting and so forth. The only bit that I was annoyed with is that I got the song ‘everybody is kung Fu fighting, ha, who, ha, this guys are fast as lightening…’ stuck in my head and they didn’t play it, instead they had a tune that got stuck in your head for days afterwards and was really annoying!!
So heading off to dinner now, not that hungry so just ...
... invasion, the wall spans.....erm......a very long way! The sheer patience and skill to build such a massive structure was clearly evident and the fact that we weren't being totally surrounded by other tourists made it a great day! Getting slightly lost on the way back and nearly missing lunch made us sweat a bit though!! Tuesday saw us visit the 'Forbidden City', China's best-preserved complex of ancient buildings. It was home to over 26 different emperors during the various ...
... guests from Exeter" were made to sing for them. With no notice. The video is attached (I have found that I can upload videos as well as pictures!). There was lots of singing, both lecturers and graduates, some comedy (in Chinese..), a play, some karaoke, some party games (we were awesome at charades - when they let us play in English... Chinese charades is all about phrases such as "you are the only one" so we weren't so great at that, but we rocked at English charades!) ...
... like I could be back home. There's Zara and gap and forever 21 etc. But then down of the end of the pedestrian street there was this hutong full of street food vendors "snack street" and all of a sudden you're right back in China. I ate my way down the entire street and was mesmerized by the experience. There were so many random food options and since you could see what you were getting, it was a pretty good vegetarian experience. Well, as long ...
... beyond that for a few days now however!
After dropping Qiuchun at class we came to the hotel, where Q's father promptly ran over the curb, broke the marble & popped a whole in his tire. So while we checked in and got settled etc. -- he waited for China AAA. An hour later we were off for dinner & an evening stroll through Xiangshan Gonyuan -- a beautiful mountain park.
It was nice to have a meal in a busy. popular, but common restaurant where we ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services