Shichahai Sandalwood Boutique Hotel
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... pouring. Needless to say this was the final sign that getting off the wall was the right decision. In addition, scorpions and potentially dangerous strangers would have made for quite an interesting night.
After we got back to Beijing and checked into a hotel, the first thing we did was order McDonalds (yes McD's delivers in China). After hiking for hours and surviving on bread and hot sauce, McDonalds was just the thing to top off what was an adventure of a lifetime. ...
Large red Doors decorate every entry way and dragons can be seen along with gold knobs.
How amazing to see women in traditional Chinese dress using the latest technology like iPhones.
Speaking of Contrasts - it can be cumbersome dealing with Chinese Squat Toilets. Sanitary conditions in public restrooms are not always optimum. ...
... the sides of the walls eating their packed lunch, smoking, spitting and the gate entrances are packed with people sitting and some even sleeping on the ground (I assume for the cool breeze that flows through the doors). I don't want to sound negative as I am sure in its prime the area would have been amazing unfortunately it just hasn't been well maintained. The park within the walls was nice, clean and relaxing but that was about it. ...
We left Cleveland on Friday morning to begin our Southeast Asia adventure. We travelled to Beijing, China on United Airlines with a connecting flight in San Francisco. The boarding area for large aircraft like a B747 is usually nothing short of chaos. We had no complaints though, both flights were fine - long but we arrived safely and ahead of schedule. We arrived in Beijing at 4 pm Saturday - Beijing is 12 hours ahead of EDT. At this ...
... able to get where you are going. The taxi rides have been very cheap and if you share it is cheaper than that. For example myself and my two roommates took a taxi to Ikea, (Yes, a Ikea in China) I have never even been to Ikea in the states. Ok, I digress that story is coming. Anyway, from our apartment to Ikea is about 30 mins with good traffic and I paid 15 yaun which in US dollars is $2.36. Ok, next entry the ZOO.