Hanting Hotel (Beijing Xidan)
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We are back on the road - and it was great to see both Haz and Sargam again! After a great flight where Haz and I were lucky enough to sit in the exit aisle with extra space we met with Sargam and our driver, who took os to our hotel. We knew that we would be staying at the five star W Hotel, so after all our hotel visits so far our expectations was that it would be a nice hotel, but it's not just nice - it's incredible! Automatic curtians, a huge ...
I thought I'd update you all quickly on the last few days...sorry no pictures today. Hopefully tomorrow.
hard to believe that we are over half way through our trip and in the
back of my mind the count down has started. Part of me is really looking
forward to returning home, but there is a part that is thoroughly
enjoying this and could be very content to stay here.
have spent the ...
... to Australian/western standards. A few of the tour group organised laundry to be done. It was delivered at midnight, and they had to pay there and then. Other hotels have left the laundry in our room, and billed us on checkout......but not this one. An older gentlemen on our group, Colin accidentally dropped a breakfast bowl, and was most apologetic. It was cleaned up without fuss, and all was well. The breakfast shift supervisor then came over to Colin with a calculator, ...
... as i thought. I was taken good care of :) .
After arriving and checking into the hostel, we wnt to to nanluoguxiang hutong area for Beijing lunch of noodles and lamb kebobs and did some shopping and window shopping at the cute shops that border tha water. That night we went to Tiananmen square and then qianmen street for starbucks and dinner. This is a high class pedestrian street but around it are small hutongs and shops and food spots. So we ...
... Lama Temple, the most important Tibetan Buddhist temple outside of Tibet. Though there were plenty of tourists, there more worshippers paying "homage to the Buddha with three incenses". Through the incense smoke you get to many fine Buddhas, including one that is 18m high and reputedly carved from a single block of sandalwood. In common still with most of the Chinese I am not a religious person, but if I were I am sure I would find this place deeply spiritual. Yesterday ...