Joy Inn (Beijing Chongwenmen)
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... way home, a sudden rain shower and thunderstorm hit. We took shelter under the eaves of a building across from the new China World Media Center. Got a couple nice videos of lightning strikes while waiting for the rain to pass us by. Make sure to watch them both because one is much more impressive than the other as the lightning hit very, very close ...
... very narrow but exceedingly long. In unison, they showed beautiful nature photos and periodic Chinese messages which we obviously could not decipher.
The square is flanked on one side by the Great Hall of the People (their rubber-stamp legislature) and the Chinese National Museum on the other. We didn’t attempt to tour the mausoleum housing Mao’s body, which is one of the few buildings on the square ...
... to be
quite entertaining listening to the women speak. The woman rode in a
boat paddled by an old crazy man and hilarity ensued. Also, whenever
women in the show walk, they walk with a short, shuffled gait which
also looks very funny. The third story was about a woman trying to
find a magic herb to revive her dead husband. She had to fight 4
different spirits of the mountain to earn the herb. This story
involved a lot of martial arts. The end ...
Today we got up early to go to the bank before starting our day change dollars into yuan. This was a long process because as we are in a communist country, they checked your passport and make you fill out a detailed form stating why you are exchanging these dollars. On top of this, the cashier had no idea what country Peru was so she kept showing my passport to everyone, I assume to check that it was legit!
Once done with the whole process, we ...
Well, my sore throat was finally gone, but now my tummy was really unhappy. Unfortunately, our tour group was still on the go, and today we were going to the Great Wall. I was in a quandary about whether or not to go. I couldn't believe that we'd be this close to the one of the wonders of the world and I'd miss seeing it. So, I downed some meds and prayed that I'd make it through the day okay.
It's one thing to see something so awesome in pictures, and ...