GreenTree Inn Beijing Caishikou
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Well the morning started in its usual way… with me breaking
yet another item in our room. Today it was the curtain, I was sliding it across
(Yes probably a bit hastily) and it suddenly fell, like the whole thing curtain
rod and all. So yet again, there I was guiltily walking into the office telling
the ImmerQi staff that I had yet again broken something else. However
thankfully the maintenance man came and fixed it in the afternoon (The sun
rises at 5:20am ...
... I was staying in was in a hutong, which I think is the traditional housing suburb in China. The streets were very narrow, with lots of traffic including cars, 3 wheel service vehicles, bicycles & electric & motorized scooters. There were lots of stalls in the street selling hot food & some selling fresh fruit & vegetables. At 6pm on that first afternoon, our tour group got together in the hotel foyer. ...
... next terminal. Prior to going to customs we see a glass case that shows unlawful items. Among those items are watch cameras and pen cameras.
As part of our electronics we packed a pen cam so that we can take photos inside of temples and places not allowed. Rio asks me where it is. He asks me to give it to him and he will place it with his real pen.
We get to security and Rio ...
... that has ever been produced. Of course, the later emperors will have their own styles and designs as well
It's also worth noting that only a fraction of the palace is opened to public. The rest, such as the Cining Palace (慈寧宮) once occupied by the Empress Dowager Cixi, were closed for restorations.
... just a ton of open space , but you have to appreciate the history here.
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At about 4:15 the group got back together to walk to the nearby Egg (which I had seen a few days ago). It was entertaining to see the concert hall and opera house (it is another beautiful buiding recently built for the Olympics). Right after the Egg, ...