It had been ten years since we last saw the great wall, so during this visit to Beijing a second visit was in order. Despite the grand plans we had for Beijing Jesse seemed to come down with the flu and needed about three days of bed rest. Or, maybe she needed the bed rest because our bed in Beijing was another amazing Starwood bed situated in our very comfortable suite at St. Regis Beijing, where we did a Starwood Splurge to celebrate our anniversary. In any event, in this post you can read about two activities I did alone; touring the Great Wall of China, and using the Great Toilet of China (in our St. Regis suite). Enjoy (I know I did!).
|A very comfortable living room.|
A complimentary bottle of Veuve Clicquot.
And even a built-in charging station in the desk.
And a Toto B100 Washlet in the bathroom (more on this below)
|The wall in the mist.|
|The stairs in the mist|
|Obligatory Asian pose in the mist|
|The unending wall in the unending haze in the unending mist.|
|At times it was a real scramble|
|But the wall, it goes on and on and on|
|And on and on and on!|
|So, I never found out if the Simatai scenic spot was truly scenic or not.|
|The view towards the Simatai scenic spot. It looks substantially the same.|
|A map of where I walked|
Fast forward 4 hours later that sandwich (and my Snickers) had rumbled through me. Back in the suite it was time for a visit to the Toto Washlet B100, the brand and model number of our crapper. Toto, as the more discerning among you may know, is “the global leader in intelligent bathroom fixtures … dedicated to bringing an unparalleled experience and high performance to your bath space, … and defining the next generation of luxury bath environments.”* And oh did it bring an unparalleled experience and some seriously high performance to my bath space.
|The control panel|
|Cleansing nozzle, fully extended. In taking this picture, nearly took a spray to the face (oooh, I guess I could have|
just washed my face here...), but thankfully pulled back just in time.
* Toto Neorest promotional brochure (I had the hotel send up information and instructions on all of our luxury bathroom fixtures.
See the Toto in action. I miss you Toto.