Shindom Inn (Beijing Guang'Anmen)
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... people do drink! I can't believe how much bulls*** my program has told me. TBC needs to quit misleading people.
Jacky explained about Chinese drinking culture. Generally Chinese women do not drink ever. If they do and they drink way too much, they act very foolish. Chinese guys are the one that drink a lot. Most of the time, the guys would get together to drink. They usually pour their beer into cups to make it easier to ...
smoking. A smoker was near us occasionally but no where near enough
to say we were affected by it; yey!
Now, politeness...better then Moscow but not what we would call
polite in England. There often isn't enough space to have personal
space and pushing seems to be taught from a young age with kids being
the worst to physically move you out of the way if they want to get
around and then drag their parents through too (unless this is just a
... tourist. 'This is not right' said Klaudia ' We have to get out on the last stop'. But here the guys had a van ready for us, it only costs 35Y each. Klaudia had done research, it should kost 10Y each. AND she spoke Chinese, which the guy ofcourse didn't count on. So she made quite a verbal fight with them about how they rip us off by getting us out of the bus too early and ask too much money. We went back to the busstop and got on the next bus (5 min ...
... and Chinese, but now she can speak in just Chinese and have everyone understand her. At the conclusion of her speech, each student was called up to receive their graduation certificate and exchange handshakes and hugs with their teachers.
Everyone then got the chance to eat all the food that had been laid in front of them. If students thought their lunch today was decadent, then ...
... of Gubeikou and wait for us while we hiked. The www.greatwallforum.com website provided GPS coordinates and pictures on how to find and walk this natural section of the wall. Meiling (my friend and co-worker who was traveling with us) was shocked when she saw the rammed earth. She was in utter disbelief that this could be THE Great Wall. During the course of our hike, the wall transformed into the brick and stone structure that she had ...