Yanqi Holiday Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... s picture) and I received pointers on how to do
selfies from the wonderful young people who are on this trip---I’m old
enough to be their mom and they are so kind and accepting and warm with
me. Youth, however, is so beautiful! How jealous I am that they have
so much of their lives ahead of them!
Today, back to Tian’anmen Square, time in the eye-popping Forbidden City, and a visit to the
Summer Palace, which was built by one of ...
... now learned that they are calling it a terrorist attack and have named the 3 people involved who were all killed, however given what we saw and the political history, we are not entirely convinced it was a terrorist attack and having spoken with many other travellers we have heard different possibilities about what actually happened. We had heard there is currently trouble in western China which could have sparked this, however we will probably never know for sure exactly who ...
... to try this amazing 2 - the pancake she dips the duck in the hoisin sauce first - none of this chucking loads of sauce onto the pancake - then wipes the pancake with the duck! In a small corner she places the duck with the onions and folds it into a small square rather than a roll - much cleverer as none drops out :) Then she points use your hands - thank god for that! We are getting better at the chop sticks already but that seemed ...
Once we got to the Peking campus, we checked into our hotel. I am happy that this is where we will spend our first three weeks---looks like your average hotel. It did take us a while to discover that you have to put your hotel room card in a designated spot in order for any of your room lights to work.
Now about Beijing...the smog, yes it is a big, unavoidable (in the sense that it is here and masks
... gap between everyone else. Security people shouting slow down as i flew past them. After a few mins of maxed out speed, i came around the corner two thirds of the way down, only to be confronted with a woman not even going walking speed. To my horror, i had to anchor on and only just missed her back side by a hairs width! Then there was the problem of getting the rest behind me to stop before they hit me. Luckily they did and we roled down the rest ...
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