Doing it all in Beijing
Beijing Travel Blog› entry 17 of 54 › view all entries
Sorry we are not going to be able to write as often because it is pretty difficult to find internet places. But don't worry about us we are doing great. We have been in Beijing since July 2. On the first day we were here, we spent a while trying to find a hotel and finally settled on one that was more than we wanted to pay but oh well. It turns out it is across the street from one Arum stayed in 2 years ago so she knows the area. Then we took the metro to Tianemen square and tried to go into the Forbidden City but it was already closed.
Then, we walked around the Forbidden City to some big park on the back side. It was nice with a big artificial hill and a white dagoba on top that had some historical significance. It was a good view from the top. We took a taxi back to the metro at Tianemen and then went back to a mall Arum went to 2 years ago. We had dinner at a food court, it was pretty greasy so not that great. And we went to a night market where Steve ate all four fried scorpions on a stick. Back at our hotel, right after washing our clothes and boiling some water in the coffee maker to drink the next day, the power went out in our room. It took four trips to the front desk for them to actually do something about it instead of just giving me a new key, which I already knew would do nothing. Eventually someone came and switched a circuit breaker and we went to bed.
Arum and Steve