Longshan Holiday Resort
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... status quo is not perfect. But with care, collaboration, understanding and involvement of Tibetans locally & internationally, there will come a time of great harmony and a destination for the world to experience and see for themselves the vibrance and culture that is tibet.
After visiting the Institute we had the rest of the day to ourselves before a dinner with the Deputy Director of China's Information Office.
... expertly weaved a route through, even at one point shouting at a road worker and moving the cones to jump the queue. I like Mr Wong. Let's call him Mr Wong anyway. Swiftly through souvenir street there's a large queue today as the forbidden city is shut on a Monday. We're soon on the bubble lift and on the ancient structure that is the Great Wall of china ! Did you know you can see space ...
On our day off, my roommate Tovah and I spent a day at the Temple of Heaven and shopping at the Pearl Market and the Silk Market. It was fairly nice day, and we hopped on the train. The Temple of Heaven was built in the early 1400s by the same Emperor Yongle who built the Forbidden City. It was a place to pray for good harvests and worship the planets and celestial world (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of _Heaven). There is a very nice park there in addition to ...
... As soon as I got off of the flight I headed straight to the bathroom to put on my warm clothes, brush my teeth and do my make up. We took a bus to Beijing Railway Station and it took forever to get there because it was snowing quite a bit. We looked around for a hostel and grabbed McDonalds along the way. We found hosteling international and booked a double room with a public bathroom for about twelve US dollars. I was so unbelievably happy to be at such a ...
... saw a man reach in the bin for a food tray that had some half eaten salad left and he just chowed down on it! Gross…I had a little sick in my throat. Geoff then put his food on the floor to take a photo and had to quickly snatch it up because the bin diver was all over it!
So now we are back at the Hostel which we are really chuffed with writing our diaries and planning tomorrow’s events! Watch this space for more on the ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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