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... water so that it can flush again!
Now- it is very likely that I have not been to the parts of Beijing that most people refer to when they have traveled here....but I do not see the over crowded, masses of people and traffic crossing the streets. In this area especially, it reminds me of Hoboken or Brooklyn. A smaller city feel than I had heard about and expected. A welcomed surprise!
... Beijing blog of the school year, I want to write about two things that I enjoy doing here, one of which has become a new but fun experience. First, my favourite pastime is discovering good food.
Beijing is more of as cosmopolitan city than one realizes, a city that has grown in fits and starts since the city hosted the Olympic Games. The westernisation of Beijing is apparent with its shopping malls and restaurants that exemplify the ...
... is the non-existence of corporate cards which is leading to enormous administrative, manual and time consuming labour as well as difficulty in obtaining sufficient travel data that is used for reporting.
As of July 1, 2013 Chinese visa regulations will be a lot stricter than they used to be. This is actually the first change of the laws in 25 years. However, as there used to be a high degree of abuse of tourist visas for business ...
Alright, it's Chris writing this blog. It's my first edition to this blog that Erin has begun so well, so I'd better do a good job!
We had planned to wake up early and do Tiananmen Sq/Forbidden City, so didn't have to fend our way through the crowds in the heat. But even the best laid plans don't always come to fruition. We got out of our hotel at 10am. Of course even this task wasn't completely straight forward. Once we got to reception I was told to go back to our ...
... place we've visited in Beijing so far; it's extremely busy but at the same time calm (something to be said about order in the chaos).
On Saturday morning, we woke up bright and early to go visit the Great Wall (Mutianyu), which is an hour and a half bus ride away. Somehow, what I imagined the Great Wall to be like was nothing like the reality or anything that makes sense. I thought it would be flat--like, you could walk along it like I road. I didn't think about that ...
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