Shenggang Express Hotel
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... to Beijing we opted for a quick lunch in a bar next to our gate. The broccoli and small shrimps were surprisingly delicious. Arriving in Beijing in the late afternoon left us little time to explore so we headed straight away to the hotel. The Raffles Hotel is just about 2 blocks from both Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City. The hotel although in a great location is somehow linked to The Beijing Hotel ...
... push into the people waiting who are trying to shove past me. I thought the coldness of London was bad, but this is a whole other level! Having said that though, I have thoroughly enjoyed this city, and I think if you embrace how they behave and behave just as badly, its seriously funny. I couldn't live here, but I want to come back soon. When I arrived at the railway I had to kind of wing it. I generally followed the crowd especially if they ...
... 8221; We knew the wall must be near or at the very least we were on the right path! Soon after, we stumbled
upon the foot of the wall! At that point we ran like little girls to it – SUCCESS!!
We then saw a little boy chilling there, looking totally unprepared for a big hike.
There was also an old man who hauls a cooler of drinks up there to sell to passersby. WTF? Was ...
... is getting ready for the 3rd monthly quiz night tonight, which I hope to make it to after my conference, so that should be fun again.
Hope you all have a lovely Easter, we don’t get Easter here (although there are a fair few chocolate eggs & bunnies in the ex-pat supermarkets!!) it’s not really celebrated. We get the following Thursday & Friday off for Tomb Sweeping Festival, not exactly sure what that’s all about, rest assured I will ...
... that we could identify and the extensive accommodation and halls for the emperors' concubines but had had our fill by then and stayed in the centre of the City. After the northern most palace is the Imperial Garden, 3 acres of formal gardens, with a few pavilions lots of trees and ponds with rocks. At the northern boundary of the inner court is a man-made hill of rocks called Dui Xi Shan or the Hill of Accumulated Elegance. It's about 10m high and the ...
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