Joy Inn (Beijing Hongmiao)
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... s what organised tours are like - they want to squeeze in as much as possible, and as a result you are constantly rushed and don't see as much as you want to see! But still, it was a magical and fairly quiet trek up lots and lots of steep steps, and as you climbed you could see more and more into the distance - to the outskirts of Beijing, the smoggy hills, and eventually (at the top) more of the Wall in the distance, snaking through the terrain. It was so ...
... We now went off to Qianhai Lake in search of food, where we ended up having a long conversation with the family at the table next to us. There were definitely some interesting family dynamics going on between the son and step-father! After lunch our destination was the Nanluogu Xiang shopping street, however we did get a bit side-tracked by a stall selling amazing looking juices with dry ice in them. Obviously a bit over-excited we bought some ...
... Hilly road" lead down to the shore of the lake. There was quite a lot of wind
and the breeze felt good as it was surprisingly hot. I walked for about a km
till I reached the entrance of a Buddhist temple, which was located upon a
hill. Yes, more stairs, but well worth it if you ask me. The architecture of
those temples is simply amazing. They use a lot of red, blue and gold to
decorate the exterior. Inside the temple you could admire a lot of buddha
... a larger crowd for the show itself, the brave Tesse, Wilkins and Stephen came in to become the pyrotechnical crew. The show was nice, we set off one or two car alarms (which are oddly short in China) and fun was had by all.
Sunday involved going to the local food court, and me being confused by the woman saying that it would take 4 minutes to get my dish ready. Luckily, I figured it out eventually and it ...
... and serpent after serpent all full of symbolism and meaning I realised how little I knew or understood about Chinese history. We hired an audio guide which helped give some meaning to it. In a really shallow way we were more focused on how cold our hands were... It was freezing!!
It was then a power walk and a dash to the subway. Back to the hotel to grab our bags. The taxi was waiting already to take u,s to the airport. The poor taxi driver frowned and rubbed his ...