Alley Garden Courtyard Hotel
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I have been in Beijing for just four days, and have already fallen in love with the city. It seems huge, perhaps because of the massive population (highest populated city), yet it is the smallest (area wise) of China's big cities. Even with however many million people, the congestion is not as bad as I would …
... Maddie and I walked around the zoo for a bit more looking at a few more animals, and then we decided to leave. As we were leaving the zoo and walking towards the subway, an older Chinese man motioned to us if he could take a picture with us. We nodded and then the group of older men and women he was with grouped around us. They were all so excited, and were acting like we were celebrities. After they took pictures, they all grabbed our hands ...
... s a bit odd to get used to smoking indoors again. Feels naughty, but after 3 drinks I've forgotten that we ever banned it and the place it so well air conditioned that you don't even notice your own smoke, let alone anyone elses. The bar staff are all tiny Philippino girls wearing skimpy outfits and knee high socks. I think the theme is bumblebees as everything is in yellow and black stripes. Mostly they are fairly hot. That's probably a theme here too. To be fair ...
... side and see how long the drop is. Yikes!)
The village of Gubeikou is going through a revival. Apparently the government gave villagers money last year to fix up their compounds and turn them into "folk inns." It seems like all the signage is up and the front facades and the paths are fixed up, but nothing inside is quite ready and the tourists have yet to arrive (except us). The village feels like being on a Hong Kong movie set for a kung fu flick. It will ...
It's our second full day in Beijing, and today we get to see the Ming Dynasty tombs and the Great Wall of China. The Ming tombs are where the Emperors of the Ming Dynasty were buried when they died. A dynasty is the time period when generation after generation of the same family ruled. On the way out to see the Ming Tombs and Great Wall, we ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAlley Garden Courtyard Hotel Beijing
Very cute, traditional chinese style hotel. If you are looking for something basic, this is the perfect place. Close to the subways, and the city center. The staff is friendly and helpful, and speak english quite well. The area is safe, with the police station at the end of the road. The only downside could be the restaurant across the street is noisy at night (however I never found it to be a problem). If you are sensitive to noise when trying to sleep, the back courtyard blocks most of the sound. This is a wonderful hotel, for a great price! Thanks to Bob and Jenny for everything!
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