GreenTree Alliance Beijing Temple of Earth Hotel
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After the meeting Sophie Liu the Director of the Beijing Office and Karen Dong a Sales Manager took us to a delicious traditional Chinese dinner at a nice hotel where we again got our own private dining room. As BCD is our company it's fantastic that we get to visit and spend time with them in all the cities we are visiting (except Dubai) on this journey.
Back at the hotel I finally had time to go to the gym, which was much needed after all the eating ...
... through the developments in one public service department. There were also some delightfully gruesome crime scene photos and an interesting section on prisons (remind me not to get arrested while here!). We did find the UK police being represented through helmets and a medal - from Manchester of all places! After a thorough education, we were now in need of less intellectual sustenance and wandered north again in search of food. A quick pit ...
... and magnets are extremely high compared to the prices at the shops near the entrance. Be aware of this as you don't want to pay triple the price within the wall and find that the same thing at the bottom would have set you back a lot less. The UK lads with me demonstrated the art of bartering by each scoring books of postcards for a decent price. They were proud and happy with their purchases.
When you have reached the end of the path and are ready ...
... to speak Chinese, we couldn't figure out which one it was and my phone decided not to work. The area seemed ok but the flats were dodge, dodge, dodge! Filthy, dirty, rundown buildings! Lloyd and I were shell-shocked, to say the least. Somehow, we managed to figure out which one it was and another guest let us in because the owners were not there. And as it turns out, they didn't actually live there. We then went to get some dinner and as we placed our order, saw a cockroach on ...
... at, I saw one of them pick up a rock the size of a grapefruit and go to hurl it at us from about 100 feet away! So we got going again... fast and didn't stop again, laughing all the way down!
Other highlights of Beijing included the forbidden city, great fellow backpackers and seeing random food at the night food market. Food included amongst many things... Octopus, scorpions, squid, woodlice, widgety grubs, sparrows, cockroaches, snake, kidneys and ...