Super 8 (Beijing Xueyuan Road)
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So today I got up at 6 am and called a few people. Around 7:15 I decided to take to the streets I wandered all over but made sure to keep close to the main roads that I knew from my excursion yesterday. It was cold and rainy the whole day. I decided to go to the "hyper-mart" Wu mart. A very interesting place sort of like a Walmart but everything is …
Well getting here was not so bad. Rodney took me too the airport in the morning and when we weighed in my luggage is was some 25 lbs over so I had Rodney take a bunch of stuff home with him. Sorry about that! After that I said a sad good bye to Rodney I went through security and waited for my plane to Washington, D.C. I swear the thing was run by …
... pulling our luggage along. The taxi driver had dropped us at the wrong entrance to the station! Thank goodness for the information that Andy gets from www.seat 61.com site as this site describes in detail how to negotiate and use major train stations around the world.
We departed from Hanoi for China at 5:30pm in a single-carriage train with only a Mongolian couple as co-passengers! The train was Vietnamese and, as it operates on a ...
... in the government, politics, the views of the average Chinese to their possibilities for economic improvement (generally very positive), how much an average condo costs, what size are apartments etc. But as he says, what is said in the bus, stays in the bus. He will be with us the whole trip, but we will have local guides in each of the other cities we are now visiting.
Xi'An is of course, the home of the Terracotta Warriors but was one ...
... there are sooo many in Beijing....
Being the Chinese October holiday and it is busy busy BUSY!!!!! (understatement)
but I knew it would be.
- but didnt anticipate it being just soooo hard to get a taxi driver to take us to our hotel... this was because taxi drivers do not want the hassle of going round some roads that are closed due to the holiday.
anyway long journey over ... sleep
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