Tag: Beijing

Green T. House

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“Green T. House”:http://travel2.nytimes.com/top/features/travel/destinations/asia/china/beijing/restaurant_details.html?vid=1124996111864 is amazingly confusing to find because, for one thing, its chinese name (??? zi3 yun2 xuan1 or purple cloud pavillion) has nothing to do with its English name. It is a violet flower in Chinese. Also, it is on the side of a gigantic mall area call 100 Gongti Xi Lu where…

Hilton Beijing

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“The Hilton Beijing”:http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=BJSHITW When Natalie booked us, we were a little worried about what this hotel would be like. We’ve stayed at the Grand Hyatt Beijing (amazing but incredibly expensive) and the Kerry Center Hotel (functional, but not pretty). The Hilton Beijing is much closer than both of these hotels to Qinghua and Beijing University…

Beijing Airport Air China Club has Wifi

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It’s never clear in China where you’ll get Wifi access, but the Air China Club in the domestic terminal has free Wifi access. They also have about a dozen network taps but about half seem to be broken all the time. Also the “airport”:http://www.bcia.com.cn/en/index.jsp has real time arrival information which is pretty valuable if you…