David and Hazel's trip to China travel blog




Our hotel Marriott Central, is spectacular. We have a huge room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking a hutong that we will go explore. There is also there's a big park nearby and we want to get some exercise. The Cantonese duck was amazing. I'm sure it's the same as Peking duck. Since it's a national holiday "early autumn holiday" we literally could not get a cab to take us to the restaurant. A similar fate happened to a group of Philippine doctors so we ended up in the restaurant together.


First impressions of Beijing is of the modern all glass massive buildings. Many many banks. High rise apartment buildings too. Traffic orderly and cars just like being in the US Audi Land Rover Buick Toyota Volvo BMW. We've been walking on the streets and visited a Christian church with many people inside quietly praying. Lots of quiet motor scooters and bikes all electric. We received a card from hotel desk explaining that the govt of China does not permit Google, Facebook, Gmail, Instagram or YouTube. So we can send text but not so far any pictures. Weather is perfect sunny 70 degrees and clear air with blue skies. We are happy to be here together!!


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