Hualijiahe Xinyuan Inn
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... some music played live. Once completed, and we finished our meal, we headed back in the direction of campus.
On the way, we toured another restaurant and visited a small market that offered a whole bunch of fresh fruits and vegetables. We got to try fruit called lychee, yangmei and mangosteen,--all of which were really different than anything I've tried for fruit before. After the market, we headed home to conclude another night.
... to my room to work on my paper due tomorrow.
After an hour, I went out to get some food. As I was walking back to my dorm, I ran into the short Laura. We hugged and she said she did not see me much.
Then, I walked to the basement lounge to study some Chinese. Kevin, guy from Loyola, was trying to give Angie some smack. Later, he threw some food at her.
As I was working on my Chinese, Angie was nice to correct some of my ...
... went down:
We wanted to visit an un-restored part of the wall rather
than the polished looking steps at Badaling or Mutianyu which also constantly
has a sea of tourists on it, so we went with the Jiankou access point. Jiankou
is accessible by public bus so it would not be uncommon to see other tourists,
but it is far out enough that it would avert most tourists. Originally, our
... we tempted the boss with a quick beer in Paddy's, so off we went for a couple. I faded fast after 2 beers so decided to leave them to it, glad I did as they were out until 1am!
Saturday was preparation for the Irish Ball….. how very exciting! There are lots of annual balls here, mostly run by different countries, the British Ball was last November which we didn’t go to, and had a James Bond theme. The title of the Irish Ball was stars & shamrocks. ...
Well, Thursday afternoon Andy got his deal all signed & sorted, so we went with Ray after work for a beer in Paddy's to celebrate, such a good feeling. Came home & decided to go for our first home delivery - a fab pizza company called Gung Ho, easy to register & order on-line, half an hour later it arrived. One half spicy beef, the other camembert, chicken & wine soaked blackcurrants on a wholemeal base....... very scrummy! All sorts of food ...