Hotel Rose Garden Courtyard
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... you. While it was a very interesting place with much to see and lots of oohs and ahs, the shop attendants had to be amputated from our sides. On principle, I didn’t buy anything, though longingly eyeing off the bracelets. I know this is their livelihood, but hey enough, enough. The lovely young girl who was my designated ‘shadow’, dangled a $4100 bracelet in front of me, and ...
... of the northern border of China. If you take the length of the entire wall, plus various branches, it is around 5,500 miles long! No wonder they call it the Great Wall. The wall was built to help keep out northern invaders like the Mongols. Smaller walls had been built over the years, but the ...
... was such a nice day, and I can't wait to go back when it's a little warmer, because it will be so much more comfortable to wander around it, and there were some great outdoor places to sit.
Without the smell of Hot Cross Buns, the colours of Easter eggs overtaking the supermarkets and the excitement of a public holiday, I had almost forgotten that it was Easter this weekend. Without my family, and the constant commercial reminders, it ...
... was not the butter popcorn we have in the States but sweet caramel popcorn. The sizes were also significantly smaller--a large here is probably between a small and medium in the States, but it was more than filling. The time of the movie was scheduled for 3:50 pm, but that was when people were let in to the theater. We tried to go in about ten minutes earlier, but were told we would have to wait. The funny thing is although people already had assigned seats, they ...
... I see a gap in the market here.....!!!
However, all but 1 of us returned this morning so it can't have been that bad!
What amazes me, is that we've struggled enough to tune into our Chinese teacher's English, let alone someone from another country where English isn't their first language, trying to learn Chinese!
Anyway, a bit about the language for you - Mandarin is one of 8 major Chinese dialects and is the official language of China, as ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services