Piao Home Inn Beijing Qianmen
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... door asking if we needed any laundry done. I told her no and she left. Then, she went to our other room and knocked on that door. So I opened that door and she stared at me confused and then busted out laughing. Turns out the hotel staff here can take jokes! We wanted to take advantage of our free time, so Hilary and I looked for nearby places we could explore. She found a place called 798 Art Zone. It's a thriving young ...
... of Heaven we headed to the Beijing Planning Museum. It was incredible. There were models of the entire city and it really helped me understand the entire city. Before I thought it was just one big mass and I couldn't understand where a "downtown" was but afterwards it all starts to make sense. The city is described in rings and zones. There are 6 zones now, but thirty years ago there were roughly 2. The first two zones are basically the forbidden city and ...
... of the time of the day, it was too late to see the Forbidden City, so I'll have to leave that to another day. We did pass the Beijing branch office of my Company, so I was able to check another foreign office off my list as well. The ride back was relatively quiet, since it had been such a long day and we were so full from the late lunch. Tomorrow is a day of travel (from Tianjin to Shanghai), so I skipped dinner, took a long hot shower, and turned in early for the night.
... Wall was prohibited. We had some
difficulty finding the correct forest path, but enlisted the help of a granny
in the village for guidance.
The path through the forest was gorgeous! It was a really hot
day, but in the forest it was bearable (albeit full of mosquitos).
However, I did have a ...
... Opera, we were treated to cups of tea served from a teapot with a metre long spout, another Chinese tradition. Not a drop was spilt, even when the server spun the pot several times. Don't think I'll experiment with the Royal Albert China! Our pre show, when in China you must see these rituals edict, was rebutted when a very humorous, colourful and artistic show was performed, even with the language barrier for understanding!