Cloud Villa Resort Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
The Girls have landed at their destination!! Beijing!!
Fatigue is a given, but now the adrenalin of excitement takes over, and fuels their energy to deal with the formal appointments and commitments that are mapped out for the day. Now that they are immersed in the Chinese culture, you would expect our girls first meal to be consistent with that of the Chinese culture...but ...
... Since we have more time, the fast train is a better option than flying to save money. It will take about 5 hours to get there. We went to the office to see if they had a system for getting train tickets since they do it for the volunteers all the time. Ada was concerned about their being seats available because it's high season.
The office couldn't do anything more than we could do online, so we walked nearby to a travel agency that's in a hotel. There we ...
... getting very scared and very worried about how many other "friends" might start popping up out of their houses. I later tried telling Bret not to be upset because it was just money and that we were both safe and unharmed and that's all that mattered. I ate my own words when Bret threw them back at me not even 30 minutes later when I said I was upset that I was now poor.
After the whole ordeal, we did go ahead to see the Forbidden City but I'll be honest, ...
... connected the world was, chatting with a fisherman in a residential neighbourhood of Beijing about the intricacies of economic crisis in the Euro-zone, the recession in the UK, and the possibilities for a Chinese revival.
Extricating ourselves from this peculiar, though interesting, conversation, we ambled on along the lake. Over a small, white marble bridge, the peaceful world of the lake suddenly clashed with a chaotic one ahead of us. Dozens of bars, teeming with people, lined ...
... heals nearly every health ailment. Next the doctor arrives to inspect our feet, legs and palms. Through a translator, he asks questions about my circulation. He strongly recommends the vitamins. I decline. He moves to Kurt and goes through the same routine. The whole scene happens exactly as ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center