At Th'Olympic Games
Trip Start Feb 26, 2010
371Trip End Feb 26, 2011
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Where I stayed
Ti an a men Sunrise Hostel
Erica edit: It wasn't tat actually it was really nice!!!
From here we decided to go to the Lama temple which again with no guide book or directions we knew nothing about
The old legs were starting to give up though and bearing in mind we are doing a Great Wall trip tomorrow decided to head for a beer and some food. Trying to get back to one meal a day and we splashed out another 5 pounds on a fantastic meal for two with beers in some little dive. We went for the safe options of a sweet and sour pork and sizzling beef with black pepper and a mountain of fried rice. We must have eaten less than anyone else in there (which was unusual for us) and it was our only meal of the day. How come the chinese are so thin?
Not much else to report really other than Captain Red Beard is now thinking of shaving. I'm not sure what it is but people just continue to stare and point and laugh. Today I was asked twice to have my picture taken with Chinese people in front of the birds nest stadium
Beijing is a really modern and vibrant city not at all what we were expecting everything and the food is devine. The hostel is great as well, we pay 5 pound each a night for a bed and are within a minutes walk of Raffles Hotel and the Beijing Grand one of which is in the best 10 hotels of the world, we are also 5 minutes to Tian A Men square. Alll in all we are really feeling at home here.
Anyway off to prepare mentally for tomorrows Great Wall of China walk which is apprantley knackering. I think I'll start with 2 large beers. It has also knackered the budget at 23 pounds each but we decided the Great Wall of China is not really an optional. Plus we are still well under budget today (metro only costs 20p for each whole journey regardless of changes or stops).