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After Mass, I went back toward the center of Beijing near the Forbidden City to explore. After wandering around for some time, I eventually settled on a park to the west of the Forbidden City. The park entrance was 3 yuan ($0.50) so I figured it had to be pretty nice. I decided to visit the park because: (1) I wanted to see what a park that required an entrance fee looked like (2) I had seen many elderly people (which are relatively rare in Beijing) ...
... to her school, and then walking directions to her dorm.
Now, you may be asking yourself, “Thalea was already in an African hair-braiding salon at the time. Why would she go so far out of her way to go to the salon to buy hair and then go someplace else to get her hair braided when she just could have had her hair braided at the salon?” Two answers. Number one: it would have been cheaper to have my hair braided by the
friend. Number two: I've had my ...
... was so unusual and big that we were quite impressed.
Everything is oversized in China. It's like they're trying to outdo the Soviets for big. Even in small towns the buildings, streets and squares are huge and imposing. I wonder if this is ego tripping or intimidation. The gas stations are enormous structures with 20 pumps and large teepee‑like roofs towering over the roadside.
An appearance of nouveau wealth is also obvious. Although there aren't a lot ...
... made the place feel all the more totalitarian to me. I looked around once more at the big screens, the surveillance-camera-equipped lampposts, and the numerous guards, and decided I'd spent enough time ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHuguosi Hotel Beijing
Very good hotel, one chosen by Chinese people (I am the only foreigner, but they speak English all right) heating is working fine (fortunately, outside it is -10 degrees celsius at night!), bathroom is ok, hot water available on all time. Located very close to busy hutongs with lots of restaurants and in the XiCheng district, so close to the Forbidden City, the Beihai Park, Xi Hai and Hou Hai lakes. I would recommend this hotel!
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