Home Inn (Beijing TuanJie Hu)
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... appeared, and certainly no welcome mat. Undeterred, FeiFei was quick to get on the phone and make Plan B. the second house. Was certainly open for business and tour groups were being revolved through with professionalism. We were told these houses are called "compounds" , with rooms all coming off a central courtyard. It was apparent that there were people living in the house as we were peering through the window into a bedroom and when our eyes adjusted to the light ...
... the first visitor to North Korea with this South Korean tour company! After struggling back two Tsingtao's, we headed back to the hotel to get some much needed sleep before tomorrow's flight with Air Koryo to Pyongyang! It is regarded as one of the worlds worst airlines, but I'm sure Ryanair will always be on top of this table so tomorrow will be no problem!
I'm hoping that I will be able to keep track of most ...
... While the restaurant has moved several times, it recently celebrated selling its 100,000,000th duck.
We had the duck served in a won ton with spring onion, cucumber and a soy based sauce. It was fabulous.
As this was a celebration dinner, we were served Chinese white fire water or Ergoutou. It's not meant to be sipped and the second or third little cordial of white fire water tasted a lot better than the first. It was a wonderful dinner and the end of an extraordinary tour. ...
... are kept in could only be described as third world, heavy rain and the obvious mental stress of the Pandas didn't make it a very good start to the day.
When you consider the money that the Beijing Zoo must make, there was hundreds there on a wet Sunday morning, the enclosures were dirty and poorly maintained and I am certain any Zoo outside of China that kept Pandas in those conditions would have them repatriated.
On to the Summer Palace which after the ...
... spending a couple of hours at Beihai, we headed back
to the hotel and got ready to go to Tiannamen Square and Sanlitun Village. As hailing a taxi in Beijing is a matter of
patience and luck – we ended up walking 25 mins to Tiannamen Square. It was 6.30pm but still really humid so we
were relieved when we finally arrived.
Unfortunately there was something going on in the Square as it was
packed full of ...