Travel Blogs from Beijing
... it to the end where we came across a 'no entry' sign, and of course the boys wanted to ignore this and carry on - so we did! We tackled through bushes and I can honestly hold up my hands and say 'I nearly fell off the Great Wall of china!' Ha ha - clumsy me stumbled and knocked a rock and held onto the 1 foot high wall I ...
... t spend a lot of time in the alleys, but we did visit Prince Gong's palace. According to my guidebook, Prince Gong was the last Qing emperor's father. He must have been important because the buildings, courtyards, gardens and lake occupy a huge area. I particularly loved one of the gardens with rocks, a large pond and trees, that I could imagine was very tranquil when there aren't numerous tourists trekking through ...
... and down many watch towers, taking many photos whilst James spent entire walk texting on his mobile ( imagine if he had Facebook ). On road out we stopped at a cracking toilet (totally awful) which will make it into my toilet story book, and I will include a photo for you. We have had reasonably good toilets everywhere so I was surprised at how bad this one was given its at the base of the most visited site in China.
I will let the photos speak for themselves......
... summer palace is stunningly beautiful and is massive, at the bottom is a huge lake filled with water lilies, it was exactly how I wanted China to be. It poured with rain for the entire time but then it hasn't actually stopped raining since we got here!
Both of us feeling dreadful, wet and full of cold we decided on another hardcore night of Kindle reading. We have however found the the Chinese rice brandy is drinkable and also pretty good for a cold : )
... small white poodle with pink dyed ears and little red boots..... hmmm..... sadly the silly little dog culture is quite big here but that was a shock!!
Back to work for us two tomorrow, unlike you guys!!!
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center