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Travel Blogs from Beijing
I am now 2 days into my fortnight of a Qigong retreat, the idea being to learn the basics of Qigong energy healing and where better than in China with master Wan at his medical centre along with his Chinese students who are here for years perfecting the art.
The centre is an old military building as Master Wan was a 4 star general in the Chinese army and worked as a medical officer using Qigong to heal not only soldiers ...
... we were humbled and felt very fortunate to be able to climb the wall.
We stopped for lunch and had some delicious Chinese food especially sweet and sour chicken. Tasted a new local beer...again...Yanjing. After dinner we visited a jade shop and found that the most popular colors are yellow, lavender, white and green. The 2008 Olympic medals each contain jade on the back of the ...
... I taught
them that Chinese people cannot drink like the Brits.
22/08/12: Day Five
I visited the Summer Palace today and whilst on the subway,
I saw a man reading an English book called “Watching the English”, so they are watching us; beware. He was on a
chapter called “Pub Talk”. Had he turned around, he would have found himself
face to face with an expert on the matter.
The first thing I can say about ...
... it from the extreme weather of the area. We also had a few meals in Da Tong where we kept making the mistake of ordering portions that were WAY too big for us - embarrassing having to leave so much!
Our final stop in China was Beijing. Our train was once again comfortable, though the ´backpackers´ we had booked was actually an impersonal hotel. Luckily, it was close to all of the good stuff.
First stop, ...
... through rivulets rushing down the paths and stall holders poking their plastic rain covers to release the trapped water onto us. I’ve done enough climbing of stairs recently and think that with the wall climb, I should at my age be sensible and take the gondola up. The problem is that it’s not running due to the thunder and lightning. I almost relent and make to climb up the steps when it’s announced that the Gondola is running. Hurrah! At the ...
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking