Home Inn (Beijing Guomao)
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... its name from the fact that it truly is city-like in its size. Rectangular shaped, it is 961m long and 753m wide. The 'Forbidden' part is from the fact that no-one could enter or leave the Palace without the Emperor's permission. You could spend hours upon hours there if you wished; ducking into all the side rooms and admiring the exquisite architecture.
Natalie and I enjoyed walking through right to the Imperial Garden. We were battling ...
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When we arrived at the hotel the girl at the desk couldn't find our bookings. She was using our passports and was looking for a booking for Mrs Jacqueline and Mr Boyd. It made me laugh as we are always confused ...
... but Jinling said they were some type of local vegetable she didn’t know the English name of. The pork was excellent and tasted very nearly like the ribs from any Chinese restaurant I had ever eaten in. While we were eating and waiting for the fish to come out I asked Jinling about her family and found out that her husband worked for IBM in China until it was bought out by Lenovo and now works for them. I always thought it was the other ...
Yet again, I began coughing at eight am. I woke up and could not fall back asleep. So, I listened to music for an hour.
Later, I drank the tea Emi gave me yesterday. It helped to clear my throat up. So grateful to her for giving me the tea.
I checked my phone and Natasha invited me to go to Bookworm with her. So I said yeah and invited Emi to come too. Emi said yeah.
Niaya was in the room chilling. She showed Emi and me ...
... light so I could eat a lot of it. Starting to get pro at my chopsticks and tasting different food. We think the Chinese seem to end every meal of the day with a slice of watermelon and cherry tomatoes? So far at ever restaurant they've done that and even served it at breakfast!
Tonight we'll be sleeping on a sleeper train to Xi'an (pronounced she-anne) which I'm sure will be quite interesting. We'll be sharing with two other people. I'll let you know how I get on ...