Super 8 (Beijing Longcheng)
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... We kept getting his behind and while we kept trying to get a better angle he began to move. He ran and rolled on the ground like a puppy. He even climbed a tree! A swarm of people rushed closer to take pictures. I was so excited and relieved that we hadn't came all the way to the zoo to realize it was the same as the Bronx zoo. Turns out it’s even better.
... me away to the Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel in the Hutongs near the Forbidden City. In 2007 I wouldn't have been game to try traditional hutong accommodation, but having some Chinese travel experience under my belt I knew that this was the way to go this time. I was expecting "good" because of the ratings on trip advisor, but this unique hotel exceeded my expectations. While the bed is still firm by western standards, the ...
... and Portuguese tarts.
Our first real day sightseeing in Beijing was an exhausting day. We began the day (later then we'd hoped) at Tiananmen square where we met the ridiculous amount of security. For those who have never traveled China you are being constantly security checked, at every metro and train service you need to pass your bags through an xray machine and you go through metal detectors. So, probably unsurprisingly, entering the square was ...
The weather forecast for today was cloudy, so I scheduled myself an indoor day at the National Museum – not originally on the itinerary, but it came highly recommended by the nice man who I sat next to on the bus up to Hangzhou airport, who spoke very good English, and who happened to be a Beijing local.
Now I had read that Beijing was a lot more political than other cities – indeed, this week is a big week in Beijing as they are having ...
Good old traditional deep-fried and glazed scorpion on a stick. Just like satay chicken only creepy-crawly-er. It was spine-chilling putting something with so many legs and pincers and stingy tails near my face, let alone in my mouth. But I did it! Lo and behold, they quite delicious. I had the second one for good measure. They were ...
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