Shichahai Sandalwood Boutique Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... stretching approximately 8,852 kilometers from east to west of China. With a history of more than 2,000 years from the Warring States Period (476 BC - 221 BC) to Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), some of the sections are now in ruins or have disappeared.
The Great Wall was originally built as a defensive fortification by the three states: Yan, Zhao and Qin. It went through constant extensions and repairs in later dynasties. It began as independent walls for different ...
... us. We arrived back in Beijing about 5 and were ravenous, having not had any lunch and having done a considerable amount of walking, so we decided to do as we had after our previous wall trip and walk to ghost street. In fact, we decided to go to the same restaurant, having been so impressed with the food. Kim was on a roll with her sweet and sour pork, so we ordered that again, as well as some Chinese roast pork with potatoes (which was a surprise), stir fried broccoli and ...
... about 15 minutes free time to do a dash around, taking a few photos of the monuments and people. I also liked the artistry applied to the gardens. Whilst I wouldn't say the gardens were "pretty" - there were some splashes of colour. We saw an article in an English newspaper that this year's celebrations (which celebrations I'm not sure it said!), were going to be impacted by frugal savings and not nearly as much money would be spent on the lavish displays ...
... mine will be that good as well.
It has been a very long day/week. Tomorrow is our free day and I think we are going to some parks and downtown shopping. We also are traveling to Harbin tomorrow night on a train. The train ride is about 10 hours long so I will have to write in a few days. Overall I am having so much fun and learning so much already. I have been practicing speaking my Chinese with the locals and they are ...
... someone else! How embarrassing! An interesting evening after that, an open mike forum really where people posed questions about all things green, for others in the audience to answer depending on their professions & knowledge, stuff about food safety, pollution, re-cycling etc. and as a resident now for a few months, you do find yourself wondering about such things. One topic of conversation was about how the government pump the heating into buildings during the ...