Longshan Holiday Resort
Travel Blogs from Beijing
I have seen China, finally! A visit to this mega-nation seems like a critical part of being a well-educated global citizen. I know it is not a simple trip, but I highly recommend it if you have an opportunity.
My 6-day stay in just one city certainly doesn't make me a China expert. But a rigorous schedule of meetings and countless conversations about rising China have piqued my interest.
A topic that I ...
... I looked out the window quite a few times. Ice and snow, ice and snow, as far as the eye could see. A pretty cool landscape. When flying from Thailand to Sweden you pass Afghanistan and the Middle East. I remember looking down on the desert landscape on that stretch and being fascinated that you can still see settlements, towns and roads. No matter where in the world you are, there will always be a sign of human presence, ...
... jet lag took hold and the cosmopolitan and whiskey sour while waiting for our room to be finished us off!!!! Cheeky upgrade number 2 but it was worth the wait!!!! First thing we are greeted by was a walk in wardrobe.....a mini bar that's not mini but gigantic....hidden cupboards....roll top bath....see the pics..... Sleep!!! We've not ventured far at all, more cocktails in the hotel bar and chose to eat ...
In 2011 there were 20,180,000 people living in Beijing, that's almost the entire population of Australia crammed into this city surrounded by a number of ring roads that border the city. While there are many that drive, public transport is huge here of course, reasonably efficient and always crowded along with the streets and the cacophony of car horns that wake me up ...
... and the lady kept saying 'what the name' 'what the name' - well I dont know what the name is cos its written in Chinese! I want the chicken meal that is labelled 16.50 yuan. We finally got there somehow. Total cost for the 2 us of was $6. Bargain!
After smashing back that amazing food, we wandered slowly towards a foreign language book store. Now everyone knows that I cannot resist the written word in fiction format so for me this is like a tourist attraction in ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking