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Travel Blogs from Beijing
... Chinese design. Bethany took us to the area in the restaurant that she prefers.
When we ordered the first set of dumplings, we asked for them to have the color wrapping. Doing that made it easier to differentiate the types of dumplings we ordered. Then Lindsay ordered some potato with a sweet sauce. So yummy, despite the contrast between the sugar and crunchy taste.
We then walked to Sanlitun from the restaurant. As we were walking, we passed ...
... one for foreigners and one older, more authentic section in a state of disrepair. This section was very picturesque and just how you see it in photos and articles online. But it was very steep. And long. Out of an original length of 6,000km, this section was just 4.5km long, but the heat and steps meant we only had enough time for about half of it. Still, it was incredible to view this world wonder with such a long and interesting history. First built as an earth and mud ...
... our exposed faces were completely numb. We went around the square taking hurried pictures and the first of several "Where's Wally" pics (in which Mitch is Wally) that we are now taking everywhere we go. We then went to the Forbidden City, where we got audio guides and pushed and shoved with all the Chinese tourists to get some half decent photos. A highlight was the Hall of Clocks, full of beautiful, elaborately crafted clocks from all over the world. MONDAY We ...
... all kinds of other things. It was nice to be out by myself instead of with a huge group of foreigners especially because, as I mentioned earlier, many of my friends seem to have difficulty grasping the fact that Chinese people talk quieter than we do. Actually I went to see the Hunger Games here (Chinese version, missing a few crucial elements thanks to government censorship) and a couple of the CET students were even talking loudly during the film! That's not even ...
Did I mention that the washing machines here beat the **** out of your clothes? Well they do. There are no dryers, so everything air dries and is pretty stiff and out of shape after that. My jeans have become quite soft due to all the washings.
So I was decided it was time to wash my ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service