The World is a Book – Back from Beijing

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. – Saint Augustine

This sentence is written on the first page of the welcome book of Renaissance Hotel Beijinng. I love it so much!

I just returned from my short trip to Beijing. It is a very nice business trip on the business side, but for the travel side, it is boring – the exact same flight – MU (China Eastern Airlines) to and back, the same good hotel – Renaissance Hotel. I have to say I read the same page twice in a month.

I hope I will change the travel plan next time.


One of the alternative is to go to Beijing via train. It is still a very attractive option since it not only save hotel expense for one night, it also provide good thinking time. It also give you some sense of the distance to cover – you know the small stations along the railway.

Although I love the Renaissance Hotel in Beijing very much – better than Hilton, I may still need to try new hotels the next time.

Updated Train from Shanghai to BeijingAug 10, 2004

Continuing with my discussion on train from Shanghai to Beijing, I have updated information. Check this entry: Train from Beijing to Shanghai. It is a very comfortable and well arranged service.

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