Motel 168 Beijing Zhongguancun
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMotel 168 Beijing Zhongguancun
Although my room was rather small, it was clean and neat. The people at the front desk were all helpful and accommodating.
I will say, however, that this hotel was a little difficult to find. If you stay here and can't speak Chinese, be sure to have the hotel's phone number in order to have them tell a taxi driver how to get to the hotel.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
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... dark blue and dark grey. Donkeys and flatbed carts were all over the streets and all you saw for sale was cauliflower, another season, watermelon. There were no open markets with choices of food - Just bland everything. People stared at us like we were from another planet. They came up to touch us, poke at us and laugh at us.
Breakfast then, would bring eggs swimming in oil, dry bread, canned juice and a choice not to eat it. It ...
... to the breakfast buffet (no 4!), but then came back to the room and decided against going out. I stayed back at the hotel while nearly everyone else left. I got lots of reading done, have now moved on to another book and am over halfway through it. I had a rest, but by around lunchtime, I was ready to face the world. I ended up catching up with Matt and Tracy after lunch, we went to the cafe on campus. I had an espresso coffee and it wasn't ...
... A large portrait of Mao hangs on the gate’s south side, facing Tiananmen Square. Mao proclaimed the founding of the People’s Republic of China on Oct. 1, 1949.
My Tiananmen Square experience completed, I walked through the Gate of Heavenly Peace and continued north to the Meridian Gate, the southern entrance to the Forbidden City, where I arrived at 12:48 p.m. I saw a metal barricade across the plaza in front of the gate and was confused. ...
... the crowds to try to catch glimpses of demonstrations (on ice!) of ancient Chinese battles.That said, it was still really fun to get to know everybody, especially Wei Yi who has since become a close personal friend and a way to help me cope with being so far away from my nephew Zane(I play robot swordsman with him, a game where I lose my legs and arms when he hits them with a sword and am then usually mock decapitated, but he, meanwhile, is a virtually invincible robot--his rules).
... on-the-go snack?
From time to time you get buskers on the trains too, these are quite cool, entertaining young chaps with their guitars, not asking for anything just playing their music and people freely give him change having been won over by the popular Chinese tunes.This can really brighten up a smelly and sweaty train journey across the city.
Every person on the train will be on some sort of smart phone, and the underground ...