Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Toilet post#34

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.
Flashback:
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):-

8 comments:

Tummythoz said...

Apologies to Life for Beginners.

Realised that a draft of this post was erroneously published. So ter-deleted your speedy comment when I did a repost. Sorry.

Err.. any chance you can comment again? *fact: fluttering short eyelashes triggers dizzyness*

Noted on your 'deadline' advice. TQ.

thenomadGourmand said...

hehe!
Happy new Year Tummythoz! Here's to more travels, more toilets visits & more food discovery!

Rasa Malaysia said...

Happy New Year!

Big Boys Oven said...

happy new year, have you tried the real hutong toilet during at night! just pure surprises! ;)

The Cooking Ninja said...

Happy New Year ! :)

Wow! That's a long trip to China. I'm surprised you weren't exhausted at the end of the trip!

Nic (KHKL) said...

deadlines? woah, i'm still in august when it comes to food...haha...

babe_kl said...

happy new year!

backStreetGluttons said...

Hats off to the real backpackers from Malaysia !with an eye for toilets..viva la melesyia !

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