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Gladys Garden - casual living 2

SupermajoittajaPeking, Kiina
Yksityinen huone, aamiaismajoitus, jonka majoittaja on David
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We are an elderly couple who adhere to Airbnb's policy of opening our home to like-minded people: ne preiudicium. And our objective is to assist people in having a great Beijing experience, esp. with the language. So, if you speak Chinese, this may disqualify you from staying with us. We take seriously the needs of our guests and reserve our space to assist friends in their China visit. So, let us know something about yourself. We hope to have you as our guest and, more importantly, our friend.

Tila
We do allow smoking in our kitchen (not the living room and bedrooms), people who are sensitive to smoke please do not book.
We are located in the heart of Beijing. The house is in one of the few remaining Hutong areas (alleyways) of old Beijing, with courtyard houses. Along the nearby lakeshore it is very scenic and there is a lively nightlife. But once inside the alleys, there is no sound of traffic and the tranquility of traditional life still prevails.

Our home is a 7 minute walk to Prince Gong’s Mansion; a 15 minute walk to Beihai Park; a 30 minute walk to Jingshan Park ("Coal Hill"), where the last Ming Emperor ended his life; a 3 km walk to Yonghegong (Lama Temple); and a 4 km walk to the Palace Museum (Forbidden City) and Tiananmen Square. We have excellent access to public transportation including subway lines 8 (station called Shichahai, 450m from us) and 6 (station called Beihai North, 800m), plus bus lines to many parts of the city.

This is a private home of a Canadian + Chinese couple, with backyard garden (in spring/summer), rooftop deck, kitchen, living room, and laundry room. We have modern comforts including decent bathrooms, hot water, purified drinking water, coffee machine, floor heating, air conditioners, and comfortable mattresses.

We are an English-Chinese bilingual and retired couple who can offer assistance in getting around Beijing. We and our son Ian are happy to show you around the neighborhood, the local bank, post office, swimming place, and the like. We can help you figure out what public transport to take to get to places in Beijing or suggest places to go for buying specific things or having items made.

Our ideal guests are mature English-speaking travelers who are interested in sampling life in Beijing but not wanting to give up some basic comforts. We prefer guests closer to our own age. Young travelers: please check out Backpackingchina, it's a youth hostel in our neighborhood, cheaper and more suitable for you.

We have two short-haired house cats. So people with cat allergies please be forewarned.

This is an upstairs bedroom for one person, with shared bathroom (shared with up to two other guests). This room has a private entrance -- when you come home from that late event, you don't have to bother others!

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The following are tourist destinations we recommend. All these are accessible by public transport (or tours). Places with easier access are put in the front. Peking is huge. Long travel time means above 1 hour.

1. Houhai and hutongs: Old Beijing residential area; common people’s lives, lake. This is not crowded, especially in the mornings. An easy walk of about 4km. Right outside of our door.
2. Drum and Bell Towers: Old Beijing monument; cultural relic. Not crowded; RMB20 entrance ticket; less than 10 minutes walk from Gladys Garden.
3. Beihai Park: Oldest royal garden in Beijing; local people’s recreation spot. Not crowded; easy walk; about 15 minutes walk from Gladys Garden.
4. Jingshan Park: Small hill overlooking Forbidden City; weekend singers and dancers gathering place. If you have no time for the Forbidden City, this park offers a bird’s eye view. About 30 minutes walk from Gladys Garden.
5. Forbidden City: Palace Museum; can rent GPS-guided audio set. Very crowded all the time with Chinese tourists. Exhibitions inside charge extra. Go by bus no. 5 or 82.
6. Lama and Confucius Temples: Tibetan Buddhist temple; Confucius Temple is less crowded; nice little private museum Songtang close-by. Can go by bus or walk 3km.
7. Ancient Observatory: Star-gazing equipment designed by Chinese and Jesuit priests on top of a Chinese tower. Not crowded. Easy to get to by subway.
8. Ming City Wall Park: Remnant of a once magnificent city wall; nice little walk in the city. Not crowded, 10 minutes walk from the Ancient Observatory.
9. Zhihuasi Monastery: Ming dyn. Quiet little Buddhist temple, marvelous sculptures, Buddhist music. Not crowded. Can be reached fairly easily by subway.
10. Temple of Heaven: Sample of Chinese ancient architecture; large green grounds. Not crowded. Can be reached fairly easily by bus or subway. Close to the Pearl Market; the Museum of Ancient Chinese Architecture.
11. Great Wall at Mutianyu: Day trip with English guided tour groups. This is not crowded. Takes 2 hours to drive out there, therefore it makes sense to join an English guided tour, either a hiking one or a sight-seeing one. Pick up close to home.
12. Great Wall at Badaling: Most visited part of the Wall by Chinese tourists. Easier to get to by bus and hence cheaper.
13. Great Wall at Jinshanling: Unrestored part of the Wall, spectacular hiking trail. Best way to get there is to join an English-guided tour.
14. Summer Palace: Qing dyn. Royal garden, very popular with Chinese tourists. Pretty crowded. Fairly easy to reach by subway.
15. Olympic Forest Park: New man-made forest park; good for easy hiking. Not crowded. Very easy to get to by subway line 8.
16. Fragrant Hills: Peking residents’ “mountain climbing” park. Fairly crowded during holidays; takes over one hour to get there by bus.
Botanical Garden: Botanical garden + Monastery of Sleeping Buddha + small mountain valley with a spring; nice picnic spot. Takes over one hour to get there by bus.
798 Art District : Modern art districts with galleries, studios, and shops. Not crowded, can reach by bus but complicated. Best go by taxi.


Telecom and Internet matters:

Getting a Chinese SIM card has become more complicated recently, so if you see a kiosk at the airport selling SIM cards, please get one there.
To access Google, Googlemap, Gmail, Facebook, Youtube .... in China you will need a VPN, please get one before you come. If you don't know what a VPN is, please find out from others before you come.
We are an elderly couple who adhere to Airbnb's policy of opening our home to like-minded people: ne preiudicium. And our objective is to assist people in having a great Beijing experience, esp. with the language. So, if you speak Chinese, this may disqualify you from staying with us. We take seriously the needs of our guests and reserve our space to assist friends in their China visit. So, let us know something about yourself. We hope to have you as our guest and, more importantly, our friend.

Tila
We do allow smoking in our kitchen (not the living room and bedrooms), people who are sensitive to smo…

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This neighborhood is
1.One of the few preserved parts of old Beijing with an interesting history;
2.A tourist destination and scenic spot
3.An original residential area
4.A bar area

天安门
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Joy City
3.5 km
Mausoleum of Mao Zedong
4.1 km
Temple of Heaven
6.5 km

Majoittaja: David

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这是一个加拿大人的家。您如果想申请入住,请首先告诉我们您(及所有同行人)的真实姓名,年龄,职业,是否能自如地用英语交流,是否在国外居住过。我们才好决定。谢谢。 Traveled a lot. Lived for last 26 years in China. Before that, Jordan. Before that, Chicago, New Orleans, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Canada, West Indies...
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