Hanting Express Beijing Yansha Xiaoyun Bridge
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... a backpack was a bit trying for some other passengers. 1st Class on China railways is a step up and the en suite is a blessing. Luck always follows us. Avoiding the taxis we took a bus, someone on the bus spoke English and told us which stop to get off. Being lost we strode off into the backstreets and while asking some traders for directions, a girl came by and said, "I work at that hotel", and took us there. Welcome to Xian... Your room is a large suite. No less than we ...
... on kind of just protrude from the ground-they are very tall and steep. You could barely see the wall from a distance though because of all the smog. You have to walk up through a market that caters to tourists before you get to the wall and the vendors are very persistent. We rode a ski lift to the wall which was a beautiful ride and then we climbed the wall. Emphasis on CLIMB! The whole thing is a set of steep ...
... outside more like the ones any self respecting rioter would wear while under fire from tear gas. We have seen a few people wearing these but not many. I watched yesterday as 2 women get on the train both were wearing masks and one had big headphones on and they were trying to have a conversation, I couldnt help but have a chuckle as I imangine them saying to each other "huh?', 'what?", "huh?" "what?".
Beijing has that typical big city feel to it but it's a city that ...
... some pretty narrow steps. I took the cable car back down, there was a plastic toboggan ride somewhere past it that a few people waited in line for, it sounded hilarious. Some of us shopped in the market a bit, then had green onion pancakes!
After that we took our bus to the Temple of Heaven, and walked through the beautiful buildings where the Emperor goes once a year to pray for good harvests. It was super busy, unloading tourists by the bus ...
... and foreigners that go to these places. Last night I was speaking Chinese with several Koreans who were also studying Chinese here. The other night I met seven Germans who were all doing their masters programs in automotive engineering here and they don't speak Chinese. They spoke English very well though. Great times.
Another thing that is taking some getting used to is the staring. I feel like a circus attraction. ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking