GreenTree Inn Beijing Houhai Express Hotel

No.41 Di'anmen East Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100009, China | Motel
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Travel Blogs from Beijing

Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Hutongs

A travel blog entry by bunnyette on Jun 05, 2014

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In 32 degree heat we managed to pack a lot in a burn some calories at the same time. Our first stop was Tiananmen Square. Guide Nancy was puzzled as to why the special security and why the guides had to line up with their foreign tourists like everyone else. Today was the 25th anniversary of the protests but I had read that the Chinese government glossed over that part of history. I thought it best not to tell her why...Bruce experienced his first Chinese crowd. ...

Day 33 - Beijing Leaving Beers

A travel blog entry by costin on Nov 01, 2013

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... telly! We got ushered to a seating area upstairs and ordered a round of shots to get us started. When we looked at the prices though, it quickly became apparent that this area was going to be a no-go for a group of people on backpacker budgets! It was comfortably as expensive as at home and some of the imported beers were £7/pint! It seemed completely out of sync with the rest of the city, despite the fact that all the bars were full of Chinese, ...

Torture, the Summer palace and Eli the legend

A travel blog entry by griceydoesasia on Sep 19, 2013

1 comment, 5 photos

... my threshold of pain v's gain. I waited for someone to appear so I could indicate somehow that it needed to be turned down a little but whenever a Chinese face appeared the machine would send it's shock, out stuck my arm and thumb and they'd thumb back with a grin and off they'd trot. Note to self: don't let anyone attach electrodes to needles inserted into your body unless you have a clear and open line of ...

Easyhome & DaDong

A travel blog entry by canditron9000 on Mar 11, 2013

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... ourselves.

Next up, scavenger hunt. Our scavenger hunt led us to Easyhome, the Chinese equivalent of Home Depot. Most properties in China are sold as a blank canvas so new homeowners have to furnish their condos from the sheetrock out. This includes installing lighting fixtures, kitchen appliances, bathroom sinks, etc. A tour through Easyhome revealed that ...

Beijing - the fun of bargaining

A travel blog entry by peteryang on Aug 18, 2012

1 comment, 6 photos

... involves bluffs, threats, and most importantly patience. The goal is not to get the lowest price; but to get a price you are happy about. You want to minimize price without ******* off the seller too much or spending too much time. I saw a very nice light weight Gorex rain jacket by North Face. The seller initially said it was $350 RMB and asked me for an offer. I didn't return a offer but instead tried it on and ask him some questions to show that I was ...

   

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