Tulip Hot Spring Garden Hotel Beijing
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... and slivered
cucumbers. You wrapped it all together added sauce and ate it that
way. Our chopstick skills are getting a bit better and we've learned
that you don't wave them about, point them at anyone else, use them
to keep you hair in place or stick them in your ears just to be
funny. Our Peking duck experience was accompanied by some very
expensive red wine and a rather odd tasting, strong liquor which was
served liberally for ...
... passed the highway, we went on the drive up the mountain which was so nice. It was refreshing to see green after all that time in Beijing. The drivers in China are CRAZY. It's so insane. They drive on the wrong side of the road, get super close to one another, beep their horns a TON, and go around turns super fast. It was so scary going up the mountain. We almost got hit multiple times.
Finally we made it to the drop off. Now it was time to hike up the mountain until ...
It has been a long journey from Moscow to Beijing, but we survived! Our train-car mates made the trip go by so much faster since there is no internet connection to distract me.
Last night we were at the border for about 3 hours changing the train wheels to fit the Chinese tracks. We got lifted up and dropped down a few times during the stop, which made all of us dizzy. There were 3 people ...
... around 57000 people each day, and it felt like it reached half capacity by the end of our stay. Definitely not the peaceful retreat the Emperor originally had in mind. From here a little bus sighting seeing is in order, and we cruise down to the Olympic park and viewing the water cube and the birds nest stadium. Now when I say cruise, I mean watching and feeling our driver fight the traffic. I thought Shanghai was bad! ...
... br> The second gastronomic tragedy was the deep-fried starfish. I'd read about this in the Lonely Planet and often used the starfish to convey my excitement at embarking on a journey of new and exciting flavours. So... new flavours are not always exciting! It tasted fishy and was gritty with sand - as you'd expect a bottom dwelling sea-animal to be, I suppose. I took 2 bites (the second to be sure it wasn't going to get any better) and then spent the ...