Monday, September 20, 2010

China - Jing Jin

We are in China now for the last part of our trip.  5 Sleeps until we fly back to Vancouver.  It has taken me a little while to figure out how to post from China as Blogger along with Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and many other sites are blocked.  I did manage to find a way which I hope continues to work.  We will find out soon I'm sure :)

So, yesterday, Sept 19th we woke up early to catch a taxi to Kansai airport in Osaka.  We hand an uneventful flight from Osaka to Beijing and then an unexpectedly quick drive to Jing Jin which is about 150 km's away.  During our 6 nights in China we are staying the first 3 nights at the Hyatt in Jing Jin and then we head back for 3 nights at the Hyatt in Beijing.  If you read my post about the XIV resorts in Japan you might remember me saying that they were the best hotels I had ever stayed at but the Hyatt in Jing Jin totally blows them out of the water!!  This is a spa hotel so you can get a massages along with many other spa treatments, swim in the beautiful pools or soak in the hot spring baths.  It is wicked!!  We are here for 3 nights and then we go to the Hyatt in Beijing for 3 nights and then home.  We plan on chillaxin here in Jing Jin except for a 1/2 day trip to The Great Wall which we will probably do on the 21st.  The rest of the time it will be all about swimming, soaking, eating and relaxing.  Actually, after going to the pool I decided to stop by the spa and have a scalp massage which was killer!  The interesting part of our stay here is that the hotel has not yet had it's grand opening although it has been open for many months.  This means that the hotel is far less than full.  I think that there are around 800 room but I have seen no more than 50 guests in total.  The staff are just itching to serve anyone who comes near which is great for us.  This is shaping up to be a great few days! 


  1. Sounds like the trip of a life time Rich... Why was the trip to Jing Jin an unexpected quick drive? I love the anticipation of your blogs...questions questions questions for the future. We are in Quebec City and it's about 8 in the morning. Soon we are leaving for Montreal. It's been a great trip. Our hotels are nice but we only got to walk thru the kind of hotels you frequent now. Love

  2. Hi Lori, The reason that the trip to Jing Jin was unexpectedly quick is that this is the road that a few weeks ago was in total gridlock for days on end. I thought that there would be many cars on the road but there were very few. :)



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