Hanting Hotel Beijing Tiantan Wenquan
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... was the phrase "Let's have us a Dawn Cap".
Anyways, I'm chatting away with this Captain from Mega Maldives, Tom. He commutes to Calgary. 6 weeks on 2 weeks off. His kids are grown up and out of the house, and he has been doing this for about 4 years. He has made some great money but is looking for a way back home permanently. When I told him about the Hainan contract 2 on 2 off, Hainan gets us to/from Beijing on our days on at no cost (he has to get his own way ...
... at Chinese New Year. I also found out that according to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) food is considered medicine and dumplings were a way of taking medicine as they would be filled with particular veggies, spices and herbs thought to heal your body.
I also love exploring the culture here. Recently, I wandered around the Lama Temple which is a still-functioning buddhist temple. There are a set of temples that you enter in succession. Within ...
... beautiful, with a park in the middle of the street, making it quieter and more peaceful. Of course, we have no pictures of this said park because we're bad tourists and forgot our cameras. The walk to the cafe took about an hour with us getting only a little lost, but it was well worth it. We sat on the rooftop patio, which was also quiet and calm. I forgot for a while I was in a large city. We enjoyed dinner and the warm spring night before ...
... square & the forbidden gardens. The soldiers march down the street with such precision. I was tempted to be a tourist and take pictures of something else whilst standing in there way. What would they do then??? How many times I've marched across London bridge & tourists got in my way lol. I don't risk it. We have to go through security to get into the square and an old man with a sign gets stopped. They're very strict. The square is huge and it's all ...
... After, we decided to go to the Silk market where I got a few bits :) I haggled my own stuff for the first time and got a 3000 rb robe down to 80rb. We then went to go home but we got out at the wrong exit and proceeded to get lost in a cold wet dark Beijing for several hours. Got in at 11pm and was out at 3am for this coach. Hurrah! We are coming home :) Peace and love ...
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