Super 8 (Beijing Xuan Wu Men)
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... It was also good to hear that Sea Trip, a Chinese hotel solutions company is performing far better than the international companies and most companies are adapting that to include independent hotels in their system.
Next we had quick stop at Renaissance Hotel, which looked like a very "executive type" hotel and each room had a view to the forbidden city, it was spectacular! They also had traditional designed rooms ...
... another. There were 4 sets of bunk beds. The beds are cool because they have curtains so you can block off and have privacy. Soon, the boys and Phil & Anna came into our room for a meeting where we discussed fears&hopes, coupling, drugs/alcohol, and our itinerary. Once they left, I took a shower. It's like not a bath or anything, just a faucet on the wall. It's actually really cool.
I've barely gotten two hours of sleep in the past 28 hours so I'm super tired. ...
... not seen one child have a tantrum, they are just so much happier and seem very well adjusted, especially around strangers. And you don't get much stranger than a white chick with blonde hair!!
Whilst I am singing the praises of Chinese culture I have to add that Beijing is the cleanest city I have every visited. Not only do they have funky trucks that clean the road with water jets but people are employed to constantly check that the rubbish bins do ...
... presentation for beginnings learning Chinese. We met our professor who gave the lecture. There are some basics we learned.
1. The first part of learning the language is learning the pinyin first before the characters.
2. There are five different tones (flat, pitching up, pitching down and then up, pitching down, and neutral).
3. Drawing characters goes left to right or top to bottom.
4. Each ...
... out for drinks with some friends at a local bar. We caught up about the last few years, reminiced about our time spent in Tanzania and had a wonderful few hours. Overall, Beijing was about what I expected it to be... lots of neon red signs, cars and people everywhere, beautiful mountains just out of the city, and good food. Someday I would like to explore more of China, but for now this was a great glimpse into the country and a great visit with an old friend.