Humar and I tried to find a Hotel to stay, Not easy when its early early morning and you cant speak much Chinese ^_^
07.07.2010 - 08.07.2010
Humar and I arrived in Beijing, so late at night it was something like 3-4am when we had arrived, Most hotels which were cheap would have been shut by now,
It had only been my first month of being in China, so my Chinese was not great and my knowledge of Beijing even less. It is such a HUGE city! Anyway we got in a taxi from the airport to go to Ti An Men Square, Which had a cheap hostel nearby, So i thought. Anyway i told the taxi we wanted a cheap hotel for the night, He did not speak English. After 1 hours drive or so from the Aiport we reached our destination, Though the building he took us too looked a bit posh, I didn’t bother to go inside, I just looked through the building and saw the price of about 150 GBP for 1 night, OUCH! I was not going to pay that.
Humar had quite a big luggage bag to haul around, we were walking down a few streets then we came across a taxi driver, I told him we needed a hotel, 1 room cheap, well basically i told him (In Chinese)... “100GBP 1 night, don’t want, 30GBP 1 night ok”, I remember he laughed at first meaning that there would be no hotels for that price around here, i persisted that we wanted somewhere cheaper. I guess he understood what i meant and he was a good guy he spent about 30 mins or so scouting for a Hotel that was open and with a spare room. We eventually got one and we spent the night in the hotel. The next day I was going off to go to XuanWu district in Beijing, while i waited to contact the new shifu I was going to train with and Humar was also going to make her own way.