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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 #270 on: August 31, 2017, 05:15:16 AM »
I would recommend staying the bare minimum in HKG, and doing a stop in either Xian to see the Terracotta Warriors or in Chengdu to see the pandas. Both of those options do not require a night.

Either way, use Ctrip for booking intra China flights. Much cheaper than the regular OTA's

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #271 on: August 31, 2017, 07:51:52 AM »
I would recommend staying the bare minimum in HKG, and doing a stop in either Xian to see the Terracotta Warriors or in Chengdu to see the pandas. Both of those options do not require a night.

Either way, use Ctrip for booking intra China flights. Much cheaper than the regular OTA's
Thank you.
Getting the feeling of FOMO if we don't see the Terra-cotta warriors

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #272 on: August 31, 2017, 09:06:31 AM »
Here's an updated itinerary, changes bolded:

BOS-YYZ-PEK, arriving Wednesday 5pm
PEK-XIY, Wednesday night
XIY-HKG Thursday afternoon
In HKG 4 nights (Thurs night through Monday morning).
HKG-PEK, Monday morning
In PEK 2 nights (Monday and Tuesday)
PEK-YYZ-BOS, departing Wednesday 7pm

Question: Is half a day long enough in XIY to see the TerraCotta Warriors?

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #273 on: August 31, 2017, 09:45:48 AM »
Here's an updated itinerary, changes bolded:

BOS-YYZ-PEK, arriving Wednesday 5pm
PEK-XIY, Wednesday night
XIY-HKG Thursday afternoon
In HKG 4 nights (Thurs night through Monday morning).
HKG-PEK, Monday morning
In PEK 2 nights (Monday and Tuesday)
PEK-YYZ-BOS, departing Wednesday 7pm

Question: Is half a day long enough in XIY to see the TerraCotta Warriors?
I hear the not missing out on the Terracotta Warriors, but you will also be quite tired by the time you get there, so you may not be in the mood of going out to see them and then heading straight back to the airport for another flight. Just something to keep in mind.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #274 on: August 31, 2017, 09:57:11 AM »
I hear the not missing out on the Terracotta Warriors, but you will also be quite tired by the time you get there, so you may not be in the mood of going out to see them and then heading straight back to the airport for another flight. Just something to keep in mind.
Spoken like one who has experience.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #275 on: August 31, 2017, 11:27:11 AM »
The itin you posted gives you a night in XIY. You should have no tired issues then on Thursday. And yes, should be enough time

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #276 on: August 31, 2017, 11:58:39 AM »
Here's an updated itinerary, changes bolded:

BOS-YYZ-PEK, arriving Wednesday 5pm
PEK-XIY, Wednesday night
XIY-HKG Thursday afternoon
In HKG 4 nights (Thurs night through Monday morning).
HKG-PEK, Monday morning
In PEK 2 nights (Monday and Tuesday)
PEK-YYZ-BOS, departing Wednesday 7pm

Question: Is half a day long enough in XIY to see the TerraCotta Warriors?
Looks great, only shame is that you'll need to buy a visa.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #277 on: August 31, 2017, 11:59:55 AM »
Looks great, only shame is that you'll need to buy a visa.
72-hour rule doesn't apply?

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #278 on: August 31, 2017, 12:05:37 PM »
72-hour rule doesn't apply?
Nope, needs to be direct into China and out of China.
PEK-XIY invalidates that unless you connect outside of China to get there.
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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #279 on: August 31, 2017, 12:06:06 PM »
Nope, needs to be direct into China and out of China.
PEK-XIY invalidates that unless you connect outside of China to get there.
Ugh

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #280 on: August 31, 2017, 12:26:35 PM »
The itin you posted gives you a night in XIY. You should have no tired issues then on Thursday. And yes, should be enough time
Everyone has their own preferences. It could be he'll be fine after a long flight from the US, could be he'll be dead tired after not sleeping. To each his own.

Ugh
I thought we discussed that earlier, but maybe we weren't clear. If in your mind the terracotta army is worth $280 to go see, then go for it, otherwise you'll need to skip it.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #281 on: August 31, 2017, 12:42:00 PM »
Everyone has their own preferences. It could be he'll be fine after a long flight from the US, could be he'll be dead tired after not sleeping. To each his own.
I thought we discussed that earlier, but maybe we weren't clear. If in your mind the terracotta army is worth $280 to go see, then go for it, otherwise you'll need to skip it.

I don't mind being exhausted, but DW doesn't function so well when tired.

Might need to skip the Terracotta this time. I'm okay with that.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #282 on: August 31, 2017, 04:36:16 PM »
Everyone has their own preferences. It could be he'll be fine after a long flight from the US, could be he'll be dead tired after not sleeping. To each his own.
Im not sure I understand. Are you suggesting someone arriving 5pm might be too tired to tour the following morning? You have over 12 hours to sleep it off...

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« Reply #283 on: August 31, 2017, 09:00:31 PM »
Im not sure I understand. Are you suggesting someone arriving 5pm might be too tired to tour the following morning? You have over 12 hours to sleep it off...
The long-haul Y flight arrives in PEK at 5pm. We would need to connect to a flight at 7pm to Xi'An, arriving at 9pm. By the time we get settled into hotel it would be 10:30pm at best. It is not terrible but pretty sure my dear wife will think the shlep and cost don't justify it.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #284 on: September 08, 2017, 01:51:47 PM »
Any chance that the Sheraton (Dongcheng) Club Lounge would order us kosher breakfast?