Travel Blogs from Beijing
... as well. There is great concern among the young people about where their country is headed. Among the many issues: pollution, traffic, being overcrowded, loss of culture, lack of concern by the government about anything, too much focus on wealth, etc. The list does go on. In my opinion, the fact that China has seen so many changes in such a short period of time doesn't bode well. I'm afraid there may be a breaking point. You can only sprint for so long.
... was one of those illegal joints you see on TV, where the place downstairs is filled with people smoking cigars and playing poker. It wasn't like that at all, in fact it was a nice pool place with many pool tables, and it was not busy at all. I was pretty terrible, but Ian helped coach me, and I managed to get some balls in the pocket!
The weather is quickly starting to warm up now. The weather is starting to regularly be ...
... Pagoda that looks over the Forbidden City and Beijing. The park that the Pagoda is in marks the spot where one of China's Emperor's hung himself when Beijing was under siege. A tree and memorial marks the spot at the foot of the hill leading to the Pagoda. Today was smog day so the whole day felt like 5pm in the afternoon - not much of a view but it definitely made the Forbidden City seem really ...
... that surround Mongolia a beautiful constant in the distance. We got some great shots of the wildlife, Heidi (who was in the cabin next to us!) was particularly good at spotting camels and came up with a code word system so we knew when to go to the window on the corridor side, this way we got in there before the other Canon wielding tourists could hog the best snapping spots! Finally a few hours before getting into Beijing we were treated to our first glimpses of the Great Wall as ...
... Me. Complete stranger. Awesome. Flight ends, thank the lord. I really do not wish to admit to how smelly I was. But if you know me..you know I sweat no matter how perfect the temperature is. But that's long-distance flights for ya! =D So I get off, meet two American ladies doing various studies in Beijing (no numbers haha) And we worked as a team to get through the final step of the process: Customs. But really there's nothing considerable about this except for ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility