Super 8 (Beijing Shunyi Zhuhang)
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... Center all government owned and therefore the temperature control for ac and heat are also controlled by the government. The outside temperature in Beijing was mid-80's and the air quality suffering as were we in our room. Rick to the rescue! He requested and received a pretty darn nice fan unit that kept us from moving elsewhere. Low key evening in an effort to gear up for a big day at The Forbidden City tomorrow.
... You had to exit the subway and then go back in through security who checked your ticket and ID. Then I followed the big screen to a waiting room, and then joined one of the queues hoping it was the right one. Luckily it was, and then I managed to guess what the characters on my ticket were so that I ended up in the right seat, feeling pretty pleased with myself haha! The high speed train feels very much like a normal train but with more legroom and ...
... sort of alternative easy access point at Jiankou? Yes, yes there is, is what we later learned.
On some stretches of the wall, it was completely overgrown with trees and shrubs (great for taking a **** when you are between watch towers and really have to go). The dilapidated walls against the misty mountains made for a bit of an ominous but truly beautiful sight.
... amp; update you at the time! Then the weekend after Tomb Sweeping we have 5 days off for the Shanghai Grand Prix, soooooo excited!!! Just booked the transport there this week, high speed bullet train there, takes just under 5 hrs, and then flying back.
Really nice to speak to Barbara / Mum yesterday on Skype & catch up, over 6 minutes long too Barbara, nearly a record?!!!! J
Happy Easter, hope the weather is kind to you all!
Tracy & Andy
... Imperial Scenery (Yu Jing Ting) is built on top of the rock hill. This was one of the most fascinating parts of the palace for Al. The hill and its pavilion are dedicated to the Water god Xuanwu and at certain festivals the Emperor and his entourage would go up to the pavilion on top while water in huge bronze vats was poured from the top of the hill to spurt out of the dragon heads of the lions on each side of the hill to symbolise the protection of ...
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