GreenTree Inn Beijing Caishikou
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... capitals of China, for the first Emperor and several dynasties. It has a population of some 8 million - so it will be interesting to see how crowded we feel. David says that it is further behind economically than other parts of China - that modernization came earliest to the cities on the coast, and Beijing but he says it has lots to offer.
That's all for now. We only get internet at the hotels so my actual posting of these is probably a bit behind.
... fast nearly flipping over, or too slow, causing a traffic jam. The last thing you want is a chain reaction of bumps in your back. Such an amazing experience going down to the bottom! When you get to the bottom, make sure you refuse a photo with the Chinese warriors. They will happily take a photo and then expect a handout. NOTHING is free!!!
When you go to the wall, bring snacks with you. If you don't have snacks, there are facilities available with ...
... avoiding intestines, knuckles and organs! We also sample the local beer, I seem to be drinking more beer on this trip than I ever did at home. The restaurant is packed and smoke filled, at one point I look up and the whole room is smoking!!!! Mark and I decide that the mortality rate must be high; smog outside, smoke inside! We also think, they will have a lot of health issues in 20 or so years! I look up ...
... something we been looking forward to. Seeing the Great Wall of China. Like the typical German he is, my boyfriend made sure we were the first jackasses on the bus. Off we go, leaving Beijing and into the countryside of northern China. Our first stop was the Ming Tombs. Once again, it was freezing cold. Each time we had to stand while listening to Lin lecture us about what we're about to see was pure torture. The freezing wind went ...
The awful conditions last night had me somewhat worried for my first full day in Beijing, but it was all for naught. I awoke to clear blue skies, which I learned are something of a rarity in Beijing. I met three guys at the hostel in the morning: two from Paris, and one from Germany. The German, I learned, had lived in Winnipeg for a time. How many more Winnipeggers will I find in Beijing? I had a bit of a plan for the day, but when the ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
Travelers also recommend:
- More recommendations