July 28, 2004
The building adjoining offered several types of body massages, foot massages, milk baths, salt baths and more. I opted for the full body Thai acupressure massage on my last day. Practically on the corner of the driveway and main thoroughfare was the subway. Everything I needed seemed to be on the very block on which I was staying. Tiananmen Square was 3 blocks away or you take the subway.
As for the accommodations themselves, I stayed in a two bunk bed room complete with en suite western toilet (not always a given), shower and tub with retractable clothesline, closet and drawers. Linen and thick comforters were provided with additional blankets in a cupboard. But at this time of the year we all appreciated the air conditioning. There was a common kitchen down the hall as well as a TV room. Toiletries and towels were available for purchase here.
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From journal Beijing Now! Before The Olympics