Hanting Hotel (Beijing Dongzhimen)
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... but dividing the two is the border crossing where the railway gauge changes. Rather than bother the passengers with changing trains the thing is divided into separate carriages that are jacked up while the bogie assemblies are swapped. A lengthy process which involves passengers being tossed around and thrown against the walls if they chose to stand at the wrong moment. We did wave at traffic on the road in the hope that somewhere driving through the Gobi desert were ...
... my papers. Then, Katherine and I spoke about Shakespeare for some odd reason. Jacky was just laughing the whole time.
Afterward, as I was walking up stair, I ran into Nan and talked with her for a quick minute.
I went into my room, where Anthony was skyping his girlfriend Katie. My phone went off because Terry left me a audio message on WeChat. He invited me to eat hot pot. Five minutes later, he came knocking on my door. Terry spoke with Katie for a ...
then a plane; lots of space and comfy reclining seats, frequent food
and drink service (not sure on prices, we had brought our own food),
free hot water available, decent toilets, friendly staff, air
conditioning and electric sockets. It was also very smooth,
especially considering we were travelling an average of 204mph and
going over the longest bridge in the world at 102miles long! Very
cool. So with that, we whizzed 811miles in 4hours and 48minutes, to
... at least 1km long with a couple of people standing in line next to each other! Yes, Mao is still admired. But no further comments from our side at this point…;-).
However, we went directly to the Forbidden City and were taken back by it's huge size. We easily spent a couple of hours just wandering from one gate into a courtyard, followed by a hall, another gate and another huge courtyard. In between were small alleys with hidden courtyards and so on. ...
早上好！ (good morning) Well it's the morning here for me. It is Friday morning, and it has been a very eventful two days. Wednesday was first real day of work. I successfully rode the subway (yay me!) the 40ish minutes to where I work. And luckily, there is a starbucks on the walk from the subway to my building. I have been making good use of that starbucks, although I should really find out how to say iced vanilla late in Chinese... So my first day of ...