Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Grand Mercure

In Beijing we stayed at the Grand Mercure Hotel. We checked in after returning from the Great Wall.

That first evening, while the others were taking a pedicab tour of a Hutong area and going out to dinner, I stayed in my room, iced my knee and ordered in.

The front desk staff got to know me very well! Whenever I approached they said, "ice?" and I said yes and they had it delivered to my room. Such nice people.


Petrea said...

So sorry about your knee! But I identify with your sense of accomplishment--to have come all the way to the great wall then not get up there? No way.

I've heard of the Chinese hospitality from a friend who worked at the Beijing Olympics (same district). Looking forward to more installments.

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