Hanting Hotel (Beijing Dongzhimen)
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Over the next few days there are a couple of tourist things I still really want to do - the Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Tienanmen Square - but for my final night i have booked into a 5* hotel with swimming pool to spend a day doing nothing and preparing myself for coming home and a month doing nothing whilst severely unemployed and poor!
Well that's my news!
Love you guys, not long now, Skype Saturday for sure yeah?
... are giving lunch a miss.
The scenery is changing so much. A lot of places we are going through look so run down. I am sure the money in China will be in the bigger cities. Well what a journey. Overall I feel so tired and dirty. Need a good shower. Been some experience.
Our last day on the Trans Mongolian - and whilst I'm excited about seeing Beijing also feeling a little sad. Living in carriage 9 ...
... expect beef."
Corrine stared at me for a second.
"See, I have standards." I said. "I expect a burger."
"I will order one and shove it in your face." Corrine laughed.
"I don't care if others eat it." I explained. "There are some things I just don't do."
Before our food came, we discussed about vegan-ism. I told Corrine that I would never be one or even a vegetarian. My reason was that it is not practical on a daily basis and ...
... prepare you for what its like to be in the smog. After arriving, my eyes were stinging and nose itching like mad. And the skyscrapers in the distance can only faintly be seen through the blanket of smog. Its actually quite sad that people here have to spend their entire lives subjected to this quality of air. I'm definitely beginning to miss the green, breeziness of England!
This camp is much bigger than the Beijing camp, so our group has joined another ...
... abroad speak whatever local language is required.
The late afternoon and evening was spent doing a 'reckie' and trying hard to appear as travellers not tourists. Immediately we were accosted by a gaggle of Aussie school kids [their private school has its own campus here and every year students are expected to spend 5 weeks in Beijing] who wanted to know if we supported city or united. So much for blending in! We felt we had been doing well ...