Travel Blogs from Beijing
A good experience. Certainly. I feel like there wasn't enough time at any of the locations :( but I hope to one day return to Beijing. It can be frustrating working with 5 different personalities (my own included) but we all made it work.
Oh and PHONE TROUBLE. I don't think any of us have escaped it... out of minutes/out of minutes/trouble …
So I'm staying in this beautiful hotel called "Courtyard 7" thanks to my parents. My friend Carrie and I came in late last night and trust me that entrance from the dark alley (a turn off of the welcoming tourist street) was really pretty creepy. Nonetheless, now we are here and planning on meeting our friends to go see the zoo, the silk market, and the forbidden city!
A final bullet train brought me to Beijing. It is so damn big with 20 million people, but also much more spread out than Shanghai with many less skyscrapers and highrise apartment farms. Though, I could only hope to see some of the City and focused on the Old Beijing center, Dongceng and the Back Lakes (Hou Hai) region. This is where a lot of the …
We have considered ourselves as being very adventurous during to our trip so far. We have embraced local culture, tried local food and even spoke some basic local language. However, we were off to China…. a whole new challenge. It was time for us to up the ante.
Our start to China did not go well. Moni unfortunately caught my cold …
Spent the last 4 nights in Beijing at Courtyard 7, a really beautiful hotel off one of the old laneways (hutongs) in the DongCheng district. Unlike a lot of the hutongs that are being demolished at a crazy rate for highrise development this area has been rejuvenated (although for a lot of the residents I suspect the effect is much the same, it's …
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Haven't quite been here long enough to be completely fair, I just wanted to say that when coming in at 11:30 at night you leave the pleasant tourist atmosphere to go into this creepy looking ally with an unwelcoming wooden door and... okaaayyy.... This IS where we're supposed to be staying right? And then it's gorgeous. Not quite as close to the center of things as I'd like but beautiful and everything :)
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