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Eli, Chuchem, aussiebochur, world2see, chucksterace


Thing to do:
 - wall at mutinyahu
 - Ming vase company (or silk or other companies...)
-summer palace
-forbidden city
-tain'anmen square
-silk/pearl/ yaxiu antique markets
-Panda zoo
-Drum tower, nightly acrobatic shows,
Kong fu show,
Back lake,
Hutong area?
-Olympic park (birds nest, cube) ,
-Chairman Mao?

Only place to eat:
dinis restaurant -( chabad)
(www.kosherbeijing.com)

Places to stay;
St Regis (downtown chabad) with bowling! And Massage across the street .
Westin (chaoyang)-near chabad,
Rosemary
Shrangila, trade west town

Get around:
-car service +8613051258776
(They are unofficial but good service and prices.)
-yellowcar John <johnyellowcar@hotmail.com>
( The price will be around 1000 rmb for everything (gas,toll,parking) except ticket and food.
reocmmendtions from : www.tripadvisor.com  )

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #210 on: February 22, 2016, 06:51:19 PM »
ExpressVPN worked great. 30 day free trial.

Thanks, I'll look into it!

I'm assuming the VPN apps can work over a mifi/wifi device or whatever?

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #211 on: February 22, 2016, 06:52:30 PM »
Thanks, I'll look into it!

I'm assuming the VPN apps can work over a mifi/wifi device or whatever?
App works on Android, Windows, MacOSX and iOS. Since it needs to be installed and you normally can't install apps on a mifi/wifi device I don't know if it'll work.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #212 on: February 22, 2016, 07:27:52 PM »
App works on Android, Windows, MacOSX and iOS. Since it needs to be installed and you normally can't install apps on a mifi/wifi device I don't know if it'll work.

Sorry, I mean if I install the VPN app, it shouldn't have a problem connecting to a normal network or broadcasted mifi/wifi?

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #213 on: February 22, 2016, 07:30:22 PM »
Sorry, I mean if I install the VPN app, it shouldn't have a problem connecting to a normal network or broadcasted mifi/wifi?
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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #214 on: March 18, 2016, 01:59:41 PM »
Data point for Beijing:

Hilton Diamond staying at the Doubltree by Hilton (in the business district, but cheap redemption and solid reviews) and I emailed their concierge requesting a kosher breakfast, as Diamonds are entitled to a breakfast and just this morning they confirmed my request and will be getting it from the Chabad.

Never hurts to ask!

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #215 on: March 18, 2016, 02:01:13 PM »
Data point for Beijing:

Hilton Diamond staying at the Doubltree by Hilton (in the business district, but cheap redemption and solid reviews) and I emailed their concierge requesting a kosher breakfast, as Diamonds are entitled to a breakfast and just this morning they confirmed my request and will be getting it from the Chabad.

Never hurts to ask!
PH also got a kosher breakfast. The chef at the hotel was a pleasure to deal with (he's European FWIW).

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #216 on: May 18, 2016, 12:25:44 PM »
PH also got a kosher breakfast. The chef at the hotel was a pleasure to deal with (he's European FWIW).

Do you need to be Diamond to get the kosher breakfast at the PH? What do they serve?

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #217 on: May 18, 2016, 12:29:54 PM »
Do you need to be Diamond to get the kosher breakfast at the PH? What do they serve?
Yes. They gave me a few choices and I got all of them except the hard boiled eggs.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #218 on: May 18, 2016, 12:33:32 PM »
Yes. They gave me a few choices and I got all of them except the hard boiled eggs.

Thanks. Did you need to request the kosher breakfast in advance? How was the hotel overall?

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #219 on: May 18, 2016, 12:34:22 PM »
Thanks. Did you need to request the kosher breakfast in advance? How was the hotel overall?
Yes. They have to order it from Dini's. The hotel was one of the nicest city hotels I've been in.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #220 on: May 18, 2016, 12:42:26 PM »
Yes. They have to order it from Dini's. The hotel was one of the nicest city hotels I've been in.
Awesome! God willing I'll be staying there shortly for a 2 day trip. Do you know if any of the major local attractions require advance ticket purchase (e.g. Summer palace or Forbidden City)? Also, I emailed the driver/guide that was recommended in an earlier post for the great wall. Do you think a guide is also necessary for the Beijing?

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #221 on: May 18, 2016, 12:44:37 PM »
Awesome! God willing I'll be staying there shortly for a 2 day trip. Do you know if any of the major local attractions require advance ticket purchase (e.g. Summer palace or Forbidden City)? Also, I emailed the driver/guide that was recommended in an earlier post for the great wall. Do you think a guide is also necessary for the Beijing?
Did you read my TR? I'd recommend the tour I did, especially the guide I had, though that's not guaranteed. Depends on the season you go. In winter it's low season so no advance tickets are necessary.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #222 on: December 01, 2016, 06:20:08 PM »
Yes. They have to order it from Dini's. The hotel was one of the nicest city hotels I've been in.
I am planning a trip to Beijing and was wondering if anyone can comment on the Nuo Hotel, apparently a 5 star with a 10 minute walk to Dini's/Chabad current location.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #223 on: December 01, 2016, 10:33:49 PM »
I have a 9hr stopover in Beijing from 3.30p-1am.
Any ideas of what to do? Was thinking of doing the wall but I reckon it'll be too dark by the time we get out of the airport to be worth it

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #224 on: December 01, 2016, 10:42:05 PM »
I have a 9hr stopover in Beijing from 3.30p-1am.
Any ideas of what to do? Was thinking of doing the wall but I reckon it'll be too dark by the time we get out of the airport to be worth it
It depends on the time of year. Now it will be dark around 5:30p so that's not enough time. The imperial Palace is probably closed as well, but Tiananmen Square could be open (there's security so you can't just walk in). Maybe the markets are open? Honestly that not the best time of day to visit. Keep in mind the traffic is insane especially at rush hour. Your return trip to the airport should be quite traffic free though.