Cloud Villa Resort Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... Stupidly, we followed the recommendations from Lazy Planet - this is not a typo, in case you're wondering - for our first day. We took the walking tour of Beijing's old town ("Hutong"), which consisted of walking down a load of back alleys in one part of town, with mainly new-build, low-rise homes, pokey, smelly streets, and the occasional "old town" building (which actually meant a reconstructed 18th century courtyard, which might once have housed an obscure Chinese ...
... to me Wi-Fi-less terminal which made me turn to my book and some Chinese learning apps. The only thing that I bought were some water and more importantly a can of coke. The Chinese signs just look soo cool, especially when found on things so familiar!!
On the plane to Changsha I ended up sitting next to a young Chinese Girl, 14 years of age and cute as a button, who gave me a basic lesson in Chinese, although she spoke so fast that I did not remember much apart ...
... over time. Single people all over China celebrate their lack of having a significant other by two ways. One: they all meet in public places and have blind date parties to change the fact that they do not have a boyfriend/girlfriend or two: they embrace their single life and buy things on the internet. Hilarious.
Well that's all for now. Promise I'll update more often! Til next time.
We boarded the flight at 5:20pm in Helsinki. 8hrs later we landed in the oven that is Beijing - the temparature was already +25C and rising at 7:00am.
With a 7hr stop-over in Beijing before we could get our connecting flight to Ulan Bator, we got to know the huge terminal very well.
... which felt like 5 minutes, with ominous music and terror in the eyes of the family. Death was coming! Unfortunately I am not sure how relevant this superstition is in China today.
Generally speaking, Westerners appear to require more personal body space than do the Chinese. Therefore Westerners might feel a little bit uncomfortable in public places, especially in crowded public buses where everyone is touching one another. Also Westerners ...
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