Hanting Hotel Beijing Tiantan Wenquan
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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... was a bit of a blur as I was suffering from Chinese bathroom PTSD. I will tell you I did not drink any tea. After lunch our host took us into her family room and played a tune on her zither (kind of a combo between a guitar and a harp) and spoke of life in the traditional neighbourhood. Just as we were warming up we returned to the cold blustery day for a tuk tuk ride through the hutongs. I felt a little guilty having an thin Chinese man peddle our fat buts ...
... with leek and egg dumplings Three delicacies dumplings Pork and scallion dumplings All melt in the mouth and steaming hot- we saw them being made and cooked in minutes. The three Delicacies was sublime With barely cooked garlic, and spinach and perhaps kale. In the afternoon we scouted entrances to The Forbidden City and explored one edge of Tianmenan square, the Boss assisting the people's economy by purchasing a Mao watch from a nice man who also gave her some postcards instead ...
... Square is the fourth gateway to the Forbidden Palace. We passed through three more gates to get to the Main Hall. We bypassed the Main Hall and went to the second and third as they were virtually the same - just too many tourists in the Main Hall.
We also saw the Dowager Cixi's and concubines quarters. After a banquet lunch, we drove past the Bird's Nest and ...
... alleyways packed full of shops and restaurants. I tried some food called sokoyaki (at least I think that's what it was, you never know...) they are these fried ball-shaped things stuffed with squid, ginger, green onion, and some other unidentifiable items. There are bars everywhere- to put it mildly. ...
... to grab some lunch/afternoon tea. We found a restaurant nearby and sat down. I ordered the dumplings as did Ivan and we shared a plate of the String beans, similar to the ones I had in Shanghai with MJ. Both were delicious and the servings were massive. After our meal we parted company as Ivan's hostel was just down the road and I still had to catch the subway to get back to mine. Once back at the hostel I had a bit of a rest and then went to the cafe for a hot chocolate to warm up. ...