Floral Palace Hot Spring Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
Have been staying with my cousin, Tom, and his fiancée, Tess. Their place is near Lama Temple station so it has been really easy to navigate around town. Had an amazing stay managing to visit everything I wanted to around Beijing, except the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, which I will do during the 2 days in Beijing which I have with my tour. Did a 14km ...
... to our hotel. I have one word to describe that cab journey. Long. Beijing is a maaaaaaassive city which is spread out by miles of roads and motorways. So that makes travelling around by foot very difficult so basically everyone has a car or takes a taxi. This of course ensures that roads are always jam packed. I mean I drive around London all the time which I thought was bad but compared to here is nothing close. Traffic literally is everywhere you go, so ...
... from the government), then also pay approximately $200,000 to get families to move out of the property that they have acquired. They then invest thousands more in extensive renovation. People of all incomes now live in the Hutong, but that is changing.
Like any city neighborhood, the Hutong has shops and a grocery store. Some shops are very fancy, others not so much. The grocery store featured many vendors with tables of fruits and vegetables, any kind of meat you ...
... my head bounce up and down like a basketball but I begin to get headache. Ok, STOP! I won't waste your time with more details but I can tell you this.... I came out of the massage place not being able to stand up straight and I need aspirin and quick. The next day not only did I hurt but I had bruises on my back. No thank you, I don't even care if it was dollar massage. I have decided I don't like pain much so note to self. NO MORE CHINESE ...
... speak until about 2 hours before we were due to land when the captain announced there were servere thunder storms in Beijing and we had been told to circle for 2 hours. Only problem with this was that we didnt have enough fuel! So we had to land at a random little airport at 4am and sit and wait for 90min while they refueled and submitted a new flight plan and then another 90min flight to actually get to Beijing. But we arrived safely....eventually!
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility