Dongzhimen Golden Pineapple Youth Hostel
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... book of records and there is a rather out of place sign up to say that, complete with signature from Norris McWhirter.
We hopped back on the metro to go and see the Olympic Park. (Can you guess who wanted to see that?)
... also had the same idea of returning to the subway station around the same time as us. Waiting to get on the bus was a nightmare as anytime the bus would open, the rush of people pushing to get on the bus was so forceful, you didn't even have to try to get on the bus. In this case, maximum capacity levels were to the max on the buses. There was really no rule as to having a certain amount on the bus. Just as well as someone fit on the bus, it was good enough. ...
... Back then when the son turned 13/14 he would leave and the daughter would stay until she was married. The mother of the daughter would pick the husband and would marry her out at 13 - 15.
Then went to lunch which was really nice. I enjoyed it. After lunch we got to enjoy a pedi-cab ride which took us to the hutongs of Beijing (i.e. traditional alleyways). We got to visit a ...
... After the taxi ride from airport to the hostel in Beijing, I was relieved to see a comfy bed and OK a typical Asian en suite. I slept well and could not wait to get going on my first day in Beijing.
Day one. Tiananmen Square and forbidden city. A strange feeling came over me. Remembering the footage of the massacre there in 1989. Today it is a peaceful place. Tourists and locals gathering to have a picnic. Security is still tight. To get to the ...
... up walking by the National Art Museum. We could not take a tour because we had left our passports at the hotel, and you needed a Chinese ID card or international passport to enter...weird!
We found a city park and wandered through taking some pictures of local life. We saw elderly men playing 象棋, jeung kei, a version of chess, and Hutongs. Hutong is a typical lane or narrow ...