Travel Blogs from Beijing
... and checked in, we would not have enough time to go to the market tonight. So with a few phone calls by Chrissie and conversations between us all we changed route and headed straight to the market. It took well over an hour to reach the market as the roads were so busy.
Inside the market Mrs Bryce briefed the group on how to haggle for the best price. She also said that it was a first visit and we would be returning tomorrow night and to use ...
... I've noticed today, since I stayed close to the hotel, is that Beijing can actually look pretty nice. The sky has been clear for the past two days and it puts the city in a whole new light than the dingy cloud-cover that pervaded the air for the first couple of days. I can only hope the weather is as nice as it was today when I go to see the summer palace in a week or two.
Part of the reason I'm talking about some of the more mundane ...
... towering skyscrapers, shopping malls and the vast expanse of Tian'an Men Square. The city that the 13th-century Mongo warlord Genghis Khan once put to the torch is undergoing a new, dramatic facelift as a result of a culmination of quarter-century of reform, the pressures of a growing population and the 2000 Olympics.
Pollution (smog) isn’t too bad at least better than expected. But I ran by a canal and boy was it filled with Trash…. Ok not India-style, but pretty bad nevertheless….
Ok, off to shower so I can meet Dave in the lobby. Found a Starbucks around the block on my run… thank goodness… the hotel buffet I saw shrimp…it’s breakfast for crying out loud.
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... calls since I had a printout of my reservation and a printout from a lady who I told was arriving late. They were going to give me a room in a nearby hostel for the same price, less the cost of the cab fare to get there. Then I had to make sure my credit card wasnt going to get charged as a no show, which they ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking