Longshan Holiday Resort
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... trap door to reveal a tube leading your deposits down on to the track (I guess this is why the toilets are locked when they get near the stations! At the other end of the carriage, near the conductors room was the hot water machine. This is where you get the water for your pot noodles and hot drinks. The water boiler was coal operated, yes you heard me right! I couldn't believe it myself either! In fact the heating for the carriage was provided for by burning ...
Today couldn't have been a better day. The weather was outstanding! Picture perfect and clear. You could see for miles. We drove directly to the Great Wall at Mutianyu and spent a couple of hours admiring the views and walking this country's most famous icon. We tobogganed down and that would have been really fun, but the people in front of us were slow and we couldn't let it rip. We were attacked by the pushy vendors but ended up buying a few cheap souvenirs anyway. Our next stop was ...
... day and forget the stupid girls and tour guide and walkways. It was the perfect way to end the night.
Even so, just as city, I really don't like Beijing and I'm glad I didn't spend 2 days there and none in Shanghai. It is just sch an ugly ugly place. It's all flat and all the buildings are the same and they're all ugly and the streets are so wide they take up the whole city it feels like, and it all just looks so so gloomy. It's like every bad image you get when you think of communism.
... done, I'll usually veg out on the couch, watching Chinese fillums with a couple of Qingdao beers or some sweet rice wine. Weekends are most commonly spent at the 13club, the local metal bar of which I often speak, or Lakers, a local Pizza bar with cheap booze and friendly waiters who are fun to practice Chinese with. Essentially, I'm quite content here, even though it may sound a bit boring.
Anyway, enough of this hippie ****. Look at the pics.
Our first day took us back to Wangfujing, the central market street in downtown Beijing. Our hotel was close and I wanted to check out the Foreign Language Bookstore. Unfortunately, they go for the hard sell. With way too many staff and too few customers, I was bumping into sales people at every turn.
We walked to Beijing Hotel, our haunt from our stay two years ago. I ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking