Travel Blogs from Beijing
... and water, and returned outside to look for some sodas and juice. A nearby convenience store wanted to charge me 32 yuan ($5.13) for two bottles of Coke and two bottles of juice, which seemed quite expensive. The prices aren’t marked on any of their goods; for all I knew he was hiking the price to try to con a dumb foreign visitor. I remembered drinks had cost between 3 and 5 yuan at the vending machine in the Tiananmen ...
... As the sun rose about 8am it was no more than a pale apricot dot in the sky surrounded by a thick mist. We took our time over breakfast and ablutions and didn't emerge until nearly 11am. By that time the smog had dissipated somewhat. We had been in Europe in 2008 while the Beijing Olympics were in full swing and had watched parts of it in England, the Baltic States and Russia. Fletcher has been in Beijing since then but had only seen the National Stadium from the ...
... here from door to door. Arriving a Beijing airport (which is easier to get through than Heathrow, and I live there) I was understandably zombified after 5 straight movies, red wine and no sleep. However, I had promised myself that rather than take the easy option of getting a taxi to my hostel that I would be a proper traveler and use public transport: my first challenge. My dad had very kindly emptied his foreign piggy bank of all the ...
... a iphone case. The market itself is crazy. Particularly the purse section. The woman would grab Megan, forcefully but gently, and drag her to their stalls. They would start at rediculous prices and then when she would start to walk away they would start lowering their numbers to a more accetable level.
After some exhausting haggling, we dragged ourselves back to hostel, had dinner with a new friend from the hostel and easily fell asleep ...
... a proposition by a couple of prostitutes and harassment at the hands of a woman with a wooden dragon to sell, I find myself back at the hostel, exhausted, hot and with a darker tan. Lets see where tonight takes us…It’s frozen margarita night in the bar.
Day three: 20/08/2012
Frozen margarita night was a bust, we were all far too exhausted from the night prior, so frozen margarita night became poker night. ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service