Travel Blogs from Beijing
... Paul AND a waiver on the plumbing bill (very cute). I strapped on the Merrills (if you don't have a pair travellers...get some!) and restocked the handbag with essentials (...read toilet paper here!) and joined Mac at the birthday buffet breakfast. Collected the birthday wishes from Michael, Anthony and Mindy and also picked up greetings from JA on WeChat. No Facebook read access in China! Of course Howard was "right on the dot" for our early 90 minute drive to The ...
... entry to tourists' sign made the old part we walked along scary
but exciting with lots of windy paths, overgrown plants and crumbling
edges. Definitely worth doing, even if not that far along, just to
escape the renovated busier parts of the wall and feel what it must
have been like before. After, we had our inclusive lunch with the
tour group in a tasty Chinese restaurant and met some interesting
Germans before heading back to the hostel. An evening wonder round
... Following dinner, we walked to the park since it had stories at affordable pricing. As we were walking, we heard people playing traditional Chinese on drums. The traditional music was very soothing to my ear.
The Chinese Stephanie walked into the store and I saw her bartered with the owner about a broom. That was awesome to see that because I actually saw how bargaining works in Chinese. After she brought ...
... Before heaading to China we were given some small insights into what it would be like and despite a few inhibitions I'm still someone who likes to make my mind up for myself. So I try to take negative opinions on the chin and use positive suggestions to create a framework for my itinerary. Beijing was always going to be a must. Not just because we were flying there but also because it is a city that has a lot of things to do and see. The Great Wall, Forbidden ...
... have Vinh's mum here. Especially as we were both suffering and needed to be looked after. How may other travelers feeling horrible and wished for their parents to just come and fix everything for them? I may be 28 but I think I'll always want my parents around for my times of need.
So, the next few weeks we will be traveling with Vinh's mum. I think it will affect our traveling style a bit because Vinh and ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service