We'd signed up for a tour to visit the main tourism spots in China, so on Saturday we moved to the hotel where we'd meet up with everyone else. We were really sad to leave our little oasis in the Hutong, but this place had good points too - directly opposite, was a restaurant with some of the best food I've had so far. Absolutely delicious and extremely cheap! There's also a spa here, and after my impromptu hike back home the night before, I decided to have a...
Bex & Peet's Asian Escapade
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China couldn't be more different to Japan. On arrival at Beijing airport, this fact was bluntly demonstrated to us everywhere we looked. Gone were the polite queues for trains and the subway. Gone was the quiet, reserved passerby. People don't like queuing in China. Despite the best efforts of the people who designed the metro system to mark out on the floor where people should wait (at the side of the doors) so that people on the train could get off safely, ...