Metropolis Inn Beijing Workers Stadium
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... to get an understanding of, living in a society with a communist political system. (It has been quite a thing for me not to be able to follow what is going on through Facebook!!!!) And after seeing how people have to live in Beijing I do appreciate so much more being able to live in my house with it’s garden, with the mountain and sea close by.
So, today we are ambling around at our own pace before setting out by train early tomorrow for ...
... cheerful lunchtime luckyfind goodness, and the KFC debacle. It turns out that the cheap and cheerful goodness is in fact leftover breakfast, and as yet there's no leftovers. The hotel does do a coupon for residents that takes it down from £13 a head to a tenner, but still way over what we're expecting. We go balls-out-crazy and decide to rinse it for all it's worth. 3 toast and a bread with jams, a giant 10 bacons and scrambed egg selfmade magic baguette, 2 Coffee's, ...
... s fabulous!
Then we had to get back, or at least I did. I made it about 5 minutes to 10. Now I am waiting for my roommates to get back, hopefully before midnight. I will have to go downstairs to let them in. Oh, there's a new roommate for one night: Aga from England, I think.
Tomorrow I will finally meet the director. Apparently there are two students who want to go to famous Beijing places with me. I have no idea what that means. I guess I will find out.
... was something of a major sight to see but I can't say it was one of the most impressive things I saw in Beijing. Nor was I overwhelmed by the Forbidden City unfortunately. The buildings were lovely and impressive, and the history behind them compelling, but, for me, the Great Wall was the most mind-blowing experience. As you would probably expect.
Badaling, the most touristed and renovated section of the wall is often condemned in travel books, websites and ...
... Beijing. In my opinion there is not much to this museum. I call museums like this “Te Papa Museums” after the Museum of NZ which is a large and fancy building - very impressive, but the content within is lacking. I was anticipating a lot more, not only was it a grand building boasting ancient Chinese treasures but the security was tighter than any airport I had ever been. We endured the obligatory bag scan and metal detectors and then we were asked to sample the ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility