Set myself a dateline (or is it deadline? When to use either?). Must complete posts on China comfy backpacking trip before the year end. Look at me. Started posting in July, still here. Since Toilet post#27, still here.
Still far to go. *sigh* Ok. New dateline (so, anyone's sharing thots on the 'deadline' issue?). Let's just cross city borders.
1.5 hours in the air and we arrive in Beijing, capital of China and the controversial host of the 2008 Olympics - Games of the XXIX Olympiad, from Xi'an. There I met my new dateline. *pump fist in air feebly*
We had no problem catching an airport bus to the city. It got a bit interesting when we found most taxi drivers were not familiar with our guesthouse address. Expected since most are new migrants from other towns and villages while the guesthouse we booked was at an area known as Old Beijing - Hutong.
Look. That's where we stayed. New Dragon Hostel. Interesting facade, no?Come inside. See, RMB389 (RM195 or USD57) for a room for 3, it's not shabby at all.
AND 15mins walking distance to the MUST VISIT tourist spots ie the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.
Very important when travelling:-
Always keep the namecard of your place of accommodation with you. It'll be easy reference to ask for directions when finding the way back.
Trip begun from Kuala Lumpur landed in Hong Kong ferried to Macau trained to Shen Zhen bused to Guangzhou flew to Xi'an flew to Beijing the finally flew back to Kuala Lumpur. *phew*
Related posts (kinda mini year end reflection exercise):-