Pinggu Jinhaihu Ziyue Wentao Resort
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... so then I really had to concentrate on them. It felt like the fun house in Blackpool when all the stairs move. It was a blag, then you get all the oldies and lazy slobs in front of you, who are slow, and even stop when ever they want. Which then causes you to loose your momentum, and the more out of breath I get. Pain in the ass. But anyway, I reach the top, all 1008 steps, before any of our group (proud moment much). After crawling up the last step and being on ...
... in there haha. 3 westerners with cameras round their necks, bottles of water and sunglasses 'do they think this is some kind of museum?' Haha. We finally made it to the international medical services department where I had to register - it was here JT presented me with a David Beckham poster to cheer me up before ...
... high and 3 or 4 metres wide, the drops on either side are vertiginous. There were some excellent photo opportunities but whether a photo can do real justice to the spectacle I do not know. The views across the valley from one section of the wall to another were simply breathtaking and the climb on the wall was certainly worth the effort.
The return journey back to the ship was a longer one taking a little over 3 hours by coach. Unfortunately we ...
... It was very wide. We then came across the Monument to the People's Heroes. They had a guard standing his post at this monument. We past the monument and before our eyes, we could see a portrait of Mao Zedong.
Once we saw Mao Zedong, we knew we were close to the Forbidden City. The portrait was pasted on what is called the Tiananmen Gate. We were all excited to get to and through the gate. Before getting by they did about 2 security ...
... enter a vendor's stall, casually looking around at their products. In surprisingly good English, they ask you if you like whatever you happen to be looking at at the moment. You answer them in Chinese, garnering some surprise and a little bit of respect, even if it is feigned. Now the real fun starts. They tell you how much it is, which is always drastically overpriced. Always. With a look of shock and indignation, you bemoan the fact that they can insult you with such a ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking