Xicui Zhilv Beijing Guanganmen Hotel
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... the overnight train 'Z19' to Xi'an, even allowing for the security scan at the entrance. The station is the most enormous building yet, with dozens of trains signalled every hour. Our soft sleeper compartment is quite luxurious with white cotton bedding and large quilts. The washrooms are clean, boiling water is available for tea making, and there is even a sit-down toilet. We eventually fall asleep as the countryside slips ...
... we figure we will have a nap, followed by a swim in the nice pool for me (run for Brian) this afternoon, whereupon we hope to meet up with our tour group which arrives this afternoon. There is a group dinner tonight and tomorrow we start the official tour.
I tried to upload pictures but they came out too large. Will try to figure that out after more sleep.
Wishing you all a nice long weekend, Happy Easter or thoughful Passover.Kathryn ...
... blocks, checked out some shops and got back, after only getting a
little bit lost, at half past seven. We also found that the milk we
bought was actually yoghurt.Lilly was a fountain of information about the Chinese way of life, touching
on the one child per family law, a law that has been in place for 35
years. While it is obvious that children wouldn't have brothers or
sisters, it also means there wouldn't be any aunts, uncles or cousins
– a ...
... the rest of China...unsuccessful: we booked one! Didn't go as successfully as we had hoped.
We then made our way to the Beijing Olympics ground where we were able to see the Birds Nest Stadium and the Bubble Cube. Inside the bubble cube they have converted part of it into a waterpark so we became children for the afternoon and went crazy in there. The park wasn't as big as I'd have expected neither were there as many rides, but there were 2 that were by far ...
Eventually we all finished and, while some went up to their rooms to start packing (as it was our last night in Beijing) others, including Trevor and I, repaired to the coffee shop/bar as we weren't ready to go to bed just yet.
We enjoyed a beer in the coffee shop before going up to our room about 11.00pm and packing whatever we wouldn't need in the morning. We were due to leave for the airport at 5.00am tomorrow, so we needed to try to ...