Home Inn (Beijing Guomao)
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... out to be more than 3 hours, and no more money, we were very
pleased we'd made that decision, as Lei was very knowledgeable, and although he
gave us a very speedy tour of a place that you could spend 3 days exploring, we
probably saw much more than we ever would have on our own.
start, the "Forbidden City", which got that name because no-one apart
from the emperors and their servants were allowed to enter, is over 70 ...
... best we were given our noodles and chicken dish. I cannot describe to you how amazing the food was- even better than the dew drop inn and that's saying something!! The cost is ridiculous, for 3 dishes and 4 beers cost around £14. And I'm sure we can find places even cheaper! We have learnt how to properly use chopsticks now so we feel very cultured already ;). However we did make a massive tourist error, thinking a local stall were selling hot ...
... tad scary but minor details) we headed to the Panjiayuan Flea Market where I managed to score some sweet deals! Only problem was that Jord nearly cost me 10 yuan (only like 2 bucks but it's the principle aha) during my haggling with a shopkeeper. Luckily I decided to walk away and the man gave me the deal I had originally wanted so it ended up working out aha. Jord and I have now developed a system where I do the haggling and he makes sure I'm not being too ...
... my movie references to myself hahaha but interesting how I was able to connect with Chinese culture only through cinema.
In the Hutong area we stumbled upon a Kungfu/acrobat show that we opted for, as this was something I was dying to see but honestly too lazy and time crunched to want to search around for others. So we caught a late afternoon show and it was umm….well the kungfu and acrobat parts were cool but once we entered the mega theatre with the creepy guys ...
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Right everyone, have a lovely weekend & we'll report more in the week. Don't forget, ring or skype it would be great to hear from you.
Lots of love,
Tracy & Andy
Later on that night........
You know when you've had too much pizza when..... you walk in your new local pizza takeaway & the Italian girl looks at you, says hi & 'ah, let me guess, spicy pizza?', oops!! yum yum yum