Shindom Inn Beijing Taoranting
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... composed. So poor Fiona the guide came out for nothing and I was left with nothing to do for the day. I went back to my room and Renee and I were texting back and forth. She was trying to convince me to go out on my own. The front desk would help me figure out the Metro or a bus to go to the zoo. I would like to say that the reason I chose not to, was because I was just too tired, and that may have been part of it but in reality it was mainly that I was ...
... huge carved marble statues of Chinese animals (including a camel which seemed to have elephant feet!). Finally we were homeward bound, driving slowly past the Birds Nest and swimming cube which were built especially for the Olympic Games. They looked amazing. That is something else we noted - the architecture in Beijing is right out there - modern, different and utterly amazing. After dinner, Phil and I wandered the streets and found the largest shopping centre (on ...
... tongues and innards. There were statues of people murdering babies, and others of men evading taxes. The variety was overwhelming.
After we left the temple, we stopped at a bakery to grab some lunch. The bakery was a blast from the past. Paris Baguette, popular in Seoul, South Korea when i was there. They even had the curried chicken pastries I fell in love with. Thus armed with pastries, we headed to the Summer Palace. The Summer Palace ...
... 9 am and 12 noon! So much for that idea, I was too late. So I had decided I would try to chance it at the airport. And now I had failed. Now what?
No. 2 son was meeting me at the airport in London so I send him a message. He suggests he can do something for me on the Internet, like book another ticket.
So, some frantic toing & froing, all by text messages, to book a flight that leaves a couple hours later than my booked one, goes through ...
... of new people too which was nice. A good fun evening, sat chatting at first then dancing & singing when the band came on. I escaped at midnight, not wanting to disapper first being the host, but glad I did as the others were there until 2am!!
Andy had been energetic that week & played squash, and bowling, then on the Wednesday evening had a late appointment over dinner. He played Badminton this week too, so is beating me in the fitness stakes at the ...