Jinjiang Inn (Beijing Songjiazhuang Subway Station)
Travel Blogs from Beijing
Running Nose. Coughing. Dry throat. Signs of a cold.
I got up and took some medicine. Could not believe that I was coming down with a cold. Good thing that I was not going to Harbin tomorrow, where it is a freezing below zero degree Fahrenheit.
I walked to the lounge to listen to music.
Emi entered the lounge later. For an hour or two, I was just listening to music. Then I decided to eat the duck I brought from Wu Mart ...
... to Wangfujing St which is a huge shopping mall with some laneways selling street food. The first thing we bought was a type of spring roll with bean sprouts as its filling and only 8yuan that was quite nice. We turned our noses up at live scorpions on a stick or battered starfish and decided to get some dumplings, the guy put 6 small dumplings on a tray and I gave him a 50 yuan note expecting about 30 change, he insisted on another ...
... it as their summer escape from the heat of the city. It was much as we remembered from our visit back in 1999, but this time, we took a boat ride back from the far reaches of the garden.
We then had a wonderful Beijing duck lunch. Everyone enjoyed all of the dishes that our wonderful guide, Charlotte, chose for us. We went next door to a silk shop that gave a demonstration of the entire process of silk making that ...
Our transportation was from Xi'an to Beijing was a train! It was my first time on a train so I was very excited. My excitement melted as I pulled my suitcase up and down a flight of stairs to get to the platform.
Once on the train, Sally looked around and exclaimed "This isn’t like Hogwarts."
The train ride was uneventful. It was a lifetime better than the sleeper bus.
When we arrived in Beijing, it was very cold. ...
... We all got out of the taxi saying how beautiful it was, and as we walked along the street and it got darker, it just got more so!
Anyway, I need to go to bed as it’s now twenty to twelve, but I had half written this post before I went out to Ghost Street, so felt that I should finish it really. Tomorrow we have a lecture on Chinese Business Law, followed by a trip to a local law court, so we shall see how it goes!