Home Inn (Beijing Jiaodaokou)
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It had been a cold and rainy day (more or less like the weather back home), and after walking around in the rain, we decided to go back to the hotel and, more importantly, its sauna! The sauna felt great, especially after such a disappointing day. We continued to pamper ourselves by going to a restaurant called Austen kitchen. The place is located in one of Beijing’s Hutongs (old alleyways) and because it was rather hard to find, the restaurant owner offered ...
... just right now. Found a wonderful open food market on our way back so admired the 7or 8 different kinds of rice for sale, any bean known to mankind, and lots of fresh produce. Bought a couple of bananas and a couple of oranges. Found out our "translate" app will produce the equivalent in Chinese characters, and will actually pronounce words, which may be handy. I'm just working on Hello (Ni hao) and Thanks (Xie Xie) for now.
... off all day and night for an entire week. We get a pretty great view from our new apartment! Fireworks are said to be used to scare away all evil.
I had heard that fireworks have been banned in the past and that they would like to enforce this rule to reduce pollution. But the fireworks were in full effect this week!
Happy Year of the Horse everyone!
... misty or better smoggy, you can hardly see anything. Once out a beautiful landscapes opens up, cliffs and curves, tunnels and rocks, impressive!
After a couple of hours parts of the Great Wall are even visible in the distance. When we get closer to the end of the day and the sun starts to go down, we get a more dry and desert landscape. Cars on road along the train track follow the same route and keep up with the ...
... it is filled with trees in an artificial forest. It gives the area a peaceful ambiance. The three parts of the Temple were very nice. The whole temple is dedicated to the worship of 天上帝 or the Great Emperor Above. We walked around the complex for a while. Alison and I, after looking at everything, began playing a game called “spot Alison.” I got a little excited while playing that game. It was a fun way to pass the ...