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 …
... but kilometre number 10 marked the start of the downward spiral that the rest of our day took. We were walking along the sidewalk when we came across a billboard in the middle of the path. I walked around it thinking what a weird place it was to put a billboard and then I heard a loud thud. I looked back and saw Martin down on the ground writhing in pain. When I had last seen him he was ducking under the sign and I thought that that ...
... we went over some grammar I learned today.
Then I asked Jacky about buying Chinese tea. He wrote down what types of tea were available and where I could get some. Jacky was nice to teach me what key phrases to use if I ever get lost.
I am beyond grateful to have Jacky as my tutor because I would not survive Chinese without him.
After tutoring, I went to my room to study for my dictation tomorrow. I drank some ...
Not all days can be good ones...today was one of those days. Everything we did was a miss. We have learned that when directions in a book or website say one thing, it often means something else. Usually getting off the subway does not mean you have arrived to your destination, it just means more walking. No wonder the Chinese are so slim! For the first stop we could not find the building, even with a ...
... so long ago with only manpower is staggering. We hiked along the wall for a few miles until we got to the toboggan entrance. That was a fast, curvy, and fun ride. Lucy and Sam's favorite sign was "SLOW DOWN" immediately followed by 'NO STOPPING'. The town below has the usual vendors selling tshirts and trinkets. We skipped it all and went to a great place for lunch called The Schoolhouse. They use organic, local produce, and have an art gallery attached, as ...
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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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