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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 #255 on: August 30, 2017, 05:37:35 PM »
That's a sensible alternative.
I would like to see the Terracotta Army, but I think dear wife will ultimately not like the idea of trying to visit three cities.

I need to think about the suit option.  Hard to imagine a shlumpy guy like me in a custom suit!

The second half day in PEK is more like three-quarter day, so I think that will suffice for us.

This leads me to the following itinerary:
BOS-YYZ-PEK, arriving Wednesday 5pm
PEK-HKG, Wednesday night
In HKG 5 nights (Wed night through Monday morning; Sheraton Hong Kong).
HKG-PEK, Monday morning
In PEK 2 nights (Monday and Tuesday; probably the Fairmont).
PEK-YYZ-BOS, departing Wednesday 7pm

For tourism/sightseeing, we'll have 2+ days in HK (Thursday, Friday, Sunday) and about 2 days in PEK (0.5 of Monday+ 1.0 Tuesday+ 0.75 Wednesday).

Thank you all for the advice.
If you find yourselves bored in HKG and feel like gambling you can always head to Macau.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #256 on: August 30, 2017, 05:38:18 PM »
If you find yourselves bored in HKG and feel like gambling you can always head to Macau.
I was already thinking that would be a fun day trip.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #257 on: August 30, 2017, 05:42:15 PM »
I was already thinking that would be a fun day trip.
And don't undersell yourself on a custom suit. They may be cheaper in CNX or other Thai cities, but I loved the one I got in HKG! It makes you feel better, and may encourage you to look better, too!

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #258 on: August 30, 2017, 06:18:19 PM »
And don't undersell yourself on a custom suit. They may be cheaper in CNX or other Thai cities, but I loved the one I got in HKG! It makes you feel better, and may encourage you to look better, too!
Thanks.  I do need the encouragement!

Separately, how much time do I need to allow in PEK for our connection to HKG?

YVR-PEK (AC) scheduled to arrive 16:50.

Can I make a 19:30 flight PEK-HKG on KA? (DragonAir)

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #259 on: August 30, 2017, 06:21:31 PM »
Thanks.  I do need the encouragement!

Separately, how much time do I need to allow in PEK for our connection to HKG?

YVR-PEK (AC) scheduled to arrive 16:50.

Can I make a 19:30 flight PEK-HKG on KA? (DragonAir)
MCT is 2 hours, so that should be enough time.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #260 on: August 30, 2017, 06:22:28 PM »
MCT is 2 hours, so that should be enough time.
Thank you. We'll go for it!

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #261 on: August 30, 2017, 08:30:00 PM »
PEK is far more interesting than HKG. If spending more time in one city, it should be PEK

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #262 on: August 30, 2017, 08:47:29 PM »
PEK is far more interesting than HKG. If spending more time in one city, it should be PEK
Maybe, but PEK is super trafficy, even in the winter.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #263 on: August 30, 2017, 10:03:16 PM »
Maybe, but PEK is super trafficy, even in the winter.
There's probably less traffic in his hometown too. Hes going to the Far East. To me it's a no brainer to spend more time in PEK than in HKG.
And I actually like HKG, been there thrice.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #264 on: August 30, 2017, 10:11:19 PM »
There's probably less traffic in his hometown too. Hes going to the Far East. To me it's a no brainer to spend more time in PEK than in HKG.
And I actually like HKG, been there thrice.
True, there may be more tourist attractions to do in PEK in the winter than in HKG, I'm just mentioning both and letting him decide. Often times it's really cold and snowy in PEK and he may want a warmer destination, making HKG the way to go.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #265 on: August 30, 2017, 10:28:03 PM »
PEK is far more interesting than HKG. If spending more time in one city, it should be PEK

True, there may be more tourist attractions to do in PEK in the winter than in HKG, I'm just mentioning both and letting him decide. Often times it's really cold and snowy in PEK and he may want a warmer destination, making HKG the way to go.

I love the different opinions.  Thank you.
I hadn't really thought about weather, but it being January, and coming from BOS, yes, warmer sounds better.
With our current itinerary, we are spending five nights in HKG and 2 nights in PEK, but the tourist time is not really so heavily weighted toward HKG.
For me, if I see The Great Wall, The Forbidden City and Tianenman Square, I'll be satisfied with PEK.


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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #266 on: August 30, 2017, 10:36:59 PM »
I love the different opinions.  Thank you.
I hadn't really thought about weather, but it being January, and coming from BOS, yes, warmer sounds better.
With our current itinerary, we are spending five nights in HKG and 2 nights in PEK, but the tourist time is not really so heavily weighted toward HKG.
For me, if I see The Great Wall, The Forbidden City and Tianenman Square, I'll be satisfied with PEK.
All your PEK items of interest can be covered on a one day tour. Other items like markets, etc. can be done on the half days. See my TR for which tour I used. FWIW I also went at the end of January.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #267 on: August 30, 2017, 10:41:40 PM »
All your PEK items of interest can be covered on a one day tour. Other items like markets, etc. can be done on the half days. See my TR for which tour I used. FWIW I also went at the end of January.
Will do. Thank you. 

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« Reply #268 on: August 30, 2017, 10:58:51 PM »
Agree that PEK > HKG in terms of time.

I wouldn't spend more than 2-3 days in HKG and could easily do 4-5 in PEK.
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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #269 on: August 30, 2017, 11:20:02 PM »
Agree that PEK > HKG in terms of time.

I wouldn't spend more than 2-3 days in HKG and could easily do 4-5 in PEK.
Ok.  Sleeping on it.