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Mar 4, 2004 - Beijing

We arrived in Beijing on Thursday morning, and straight away you could feel the difference between it and Shanghai. Beijing certainly feels more like how I'd imagined a Chinese city and the people are probably friendlier there. We decided to go to our Youth Hostel by public transport which was a totally crackpot idea! The underground trains were pretty busy and here was us with our big bags. We then got off one stop before we should have and walked from there. In Beijing, one stop makes a lot of difference! We kept walking and walking and...

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Nov 12, 2003 - Beijing

After a gruelling overnight train from Suncheon to Incheon International Airport via Seoul, we got on our Asiana Air flight, and arrived in Beijing at about noon local time. After making our way to our prospective hostel, we settled in. We got a bed in a dorm room for the equivalent of about $5 CDN per night. There were five sets of bunk beds in the room (10 beds total), and one bathroom - which, suprisingly, wasn't TOO disgusting. We started off sharing the room with 4 other people. From here, we explored a bit. We were hungry, so we...

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World Trip 03/04

Sep 10, 2002 - Beijing

Ni hao! We arrived in Beijing on Thursday, September 6 after a pretty grueling 24 hours of travel via San Francisco and Tokyo (thanks Sue and Randy!) and found a small, comfortable hotel in a very un-touristy part of Central Beijing. We've really enjoyed Beijing: the weather has been warm but not uncomfortably so, the people friendly despite the language barrier, and the sights very interesting. It's a huge city of 13 million people. The streets are very wide, sometimes 8 lanes across, and I can guarantee that if you have never been to...

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Parlow China Trip

Sep 10, 2002 - Beijing

Ni hao! We arrived in Beijing on Thursday, September 6 after a pretty gruelling 24 hours of travel via San Francisco and Tokyo (thanks Sue and Randy!) and found a small, comfortable hotel in a very un-touristy part of Central Beijing. We've really enjoyed Beijing: the weather has been warm but not uncomfortably so, the people friendly despite the language barrier, and the sights very interesting. It's a huge city of 13 million people. The streets are very wide, sometimes 8 lanes across, and I can guarantee that if you have never been to...

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Aug 14, 2002 - Pekín

El recordar lo comienzo con la llegada, salí de Caracas la tarde del lunes y llegué a Pekín ¡el miércoles al mediodía! Aun con el cansancio, el calor del verano y el idioma, tomé un bus desde el aeropuerto hasta el centro. Visité los 5 sitios principalísimos de la ciudad y alrededor además de otros secundarios como la gran mezquita y el templo de Confucio. Una porción del tiempo en Pekín estuve tenso y preocupado porque por circunstancias o errores previos al vuelo, no disponía de una guía para todo el gran país, tenía una guía para la...

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Sep 18, 2001 - Hiking Peking and its Wall

Copyright 2002 Dave Rich dgrendelll@yahoo.com Hiking Peking and its Wall Sure the capitol of China is Beijing but the locals insist on calling it Peking, the ancient name, as if they suspect you can't pronounce Beijing. But you put up with the locals because there are three major sights beyond the sprawling modern city of 12 million people, proud as a peacock that it's hosting the 2008 Olympics, tail feathers fanned out every which way. Right across the huge boulevard north of humongous Tianamen Square sits...

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Sep 11, 2001 - Beijing

Ni hao! We arrived in Beijing on Thursday, September 6 after a pretty grueling 24 hours of travel via San Francisco and Tokyo (thanks Sue and Randy!) and found a small, comfortable hotel in a very un-touristy part of Central Beijing. We've really enjoyed Beijing: the weather has been warm but not uncomfortably so, the people friendly despite the language barrier, and the sights very interesting. It's a __ huge __ city of 13 million people. The streets are very wide, sometimes 8 lanes across, and I can guarantee that if you have never been...

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