Super 8 (Beijing Guomao)
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... the movies had subtitles. I explained to her that the quality of movies here are either a hit or miss.
Jenny and I tagged along with Emi to shop in Yashow. Emi did not see anything she wanted.
Then, we ate at Crepanini! I got an apple and camel crepe! Much needed after how much the Thai food sucked.
Once we were done, we returned to campus by taxi.
Now, I am resting in bed. Sadly, I can not go out tonight due to my sickness.
The travel Gods that usually look after us have excelled today, as the smog has cleared to a magnificent clear blue cloudless sky for out trip to thewWall for Rob's 60th birthday.
By 9.30am we are at Badaling carpark and Jack is negotiating with the guards to allow our vehicle a further 2 kms up the road to drop us at the entry. After confirming that Brendan has no legs and cannot walk, they allow us up the road to the next checkpoint. Again Jack tries ...
... have the tail removed. I shall definitely be adding to the food posting these next few days, so be ready for some mouth watering of your own. I got back to my hostel at about 8 pm and started to get set for the day tomorrow. I picked up some snacks and water for cheap at the store so I wouldn't have to buy the over priced stuff at the wall. I need to leave at about 6 am tomorrow so it will be an early night tonight. I am just relaxing for a bit then sleeping it ...
... the GREAT WALL OF CHINA. (I realize it didn't really work as well as they hoped and was built on the backs of starving peasants, so I while I don't fully agree with it, it's still a world famous site and it's what most people associate with China) SO I WAS PUMPED!
We walked as far out as we could in one direction on the restored part (from there it's a lot of crumbly rocks and plant matter growing all over it) and then back in the other direction until it was ...
We had a very busy day today. We started off with a fabulous breakfast in our hotel. Then we loaded the bus and headed to the temple of heaven, where we watched locals dancing, doing Thai chi, and exercising in the parks. We learned much rich history about the temple, including why and when it was built. Our guide Sue is most informative.
After the temple, we went to the pearl factory where Aubrey chose a freshwater pearl to be opened. It had 33 ...
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