Starway Taiti Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... today with families buying sweets for the New year celebration. The shopfronts are great. This time we went into several of the stores to see the rich silks and clothes though the XL size looked as though it would fit a size 10!!
We detoured down a small side alley which seemed mainly lined with various eateries. We went back into the main drag and wandered down to the end. It is about 800 metres long. We returned slowly going into some ...
... to enjoy the beauty of the day by walking around campus and eventually doing my reading in the campus courtyard. I sat in the grass at first, but after being stared at by every passer-by, I decided to get up and sit on a bench. At the courtyard, there were many people playing badminton (a big sport in China) as well as children riding bikes and skateboards. Some couples even walked their dogs. I have seen a lot of dogs on ...
... it was lucky it was done at good place at a good time. After a short time rest, I was thinking about dinner and little walk. So I went for a little walk. OMG it's a long walk, even my hotel is about a block away from Forbidden City but still, it's a long walk. Checked the place at Outer Wall of Forbidden City. As I walked, a guy approached me to see his paintings. It was beautiful. We talked a bit, I let him do the talkings and I nodded though ...
... we always see at networking events, but all of us were there letting our hairdown which was good to see (as you can see from the silly photos!).
So, the next morning we enjoyed a recovery swim, our room didn't include breakfast so we ended up going to a fab restaurant nearby for brunch, then headed back.
Funny, but I've mentioned before how the taxi drivers are a little choosy, some days it annoys the hell out of you, and others you just get on ...
Leaving Beijing arriving Shanghai
Today we rode the high-speed train from Beijing to Shanghai. Last year the groups had to take the "slow" train between the cities, which was a 12 hour ride. We had heard that the use of the bathrooms exceeded their capacity. We were so excited to learn that our journey would be a short 5 hour ride. We were in the car right behind first class . It was amazing. There ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking