Super 8 (Beijing Guozhan)
Travel Blogs from Beijing
The Forbidden City...The Summer's Place...and the most undescribable is...The Great Wall of China...
... others so we only spent a few mins wondering around before trying out Beijings underground to head back to the hotel.
Heading to the meeting there was only 5 of us, the other 7 were no way to be seen. 2 turned up towards the end after getting lost and the other 5 didnt make it back from the great wall in time.
After dinner at the pub called the Den over the road 7 of us headed over to the ...
... some reading and practiced some Chinese.
Later, I visited Mohini. We walked to a bakery in the same building as the cafeteria. I ordered an egg custard. When Mohini ordered a doughnut, the woman behind the counter told her in Chinese that eating it would make her gain weight. That perfectly indicates how much Chinese people obsess about people's weight.
Afterward the bakery, we chilled outside our dorm. We talked a bit.
Then we returned to the dorm.
... friend in front. I found one quickly but not the other - down on all fours in the aisle looking for the missing shoe, I saw that my Chinese friend was wearing it! After politely asking him for it back, I returned to my seat and think Kate and I laughed pretty much right through until landing.
I was happy enough to get out of the old bucket. We cleared customs and got our bags quickly enough and were met by our tour guide Allison at arrivals who took ...
... City at its core, the grid-like layout of modern-day Beijing still echoes its Ming dynasty blueprint. Old Beijing survives in its temples, palaces and old alleyways (hutong) that crisscross the city outside the second ring road, which itself charts the loop of the demolished City Wall. Within this ancient outline are huge avenues, vaulting flyovers, towering skyscrapers, shopping malls and the ...
- Room service
- Business Services
- Free parking