Travel Blogs from Beijing
... and one with strawberries. He let us sample them in class, and out of the three, the strawberry kind was definitely my favorite.
The many youth who partake in Singles Day represent a changing of lifestyle; more youths are choosing their own way of life as opposed to the traditional model of getting married at an early age (before 30) and having babies. One article from Xinhua news quoted a 30-year-old single woman who does not want to ...
... Dan is aware, no-one short changes him and lives, “Oi, Duck is 30 Yuan” he demanded, “Chinese Vegetables too, you have” the vendor replied, pointing at the price list, and he was right, Duck Wrap was 30 Yuan, Chinese Vegetables 20 Yuan, ah, we had been had, £2 for a few beansprouts and a chopped spring onion. “Well, ok then, where’s my bloody 50 Yuan then?” Dan reasonably asked “You pay for friend ...
... a full ginger beard!
Katie was in her hostel nearby, so I went to meet her for a drink. Later we got a text off Johnny saying he and Ariel were at a street of bars near a lake, but it was on the opposite side of the circular metro line quite a way away, so unfortunately the farewell drink didn't quite work out. Katie's hostel was in a very lively place full of street restaurants and bars, whereas mine was in a quiet little 'hutong' - alleyway, and it had ...
... group of Israelis I have ever encountered in china. I think we were about 9 of us all in all. Trying to time my arrival to Beijing to coincide with my brother’s flight I ignored one thing: Passover. All the Israelis in Cloudland were waiting for the Passover Seder that was going to take place the next day. It actually felt nice to be surrounded by Israelis, but only for a short while because the next day I had a sleeper train to catch to Beijing. So my Passover ...
... the Main Hall that showcases large paintings of Chairman Mao. It was political art at its finest. Which brings us to the gallery “The Road to Rejuvenation” which covers modern Chinese history from the First Opium War of 1839 to present day. It is an excellent lesson in propaganda of the Communist Party of China. Our guide was able to convince the guards to let us in for a short time just as they were clearing people out before closing. We ...
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility