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Old 05-25-2006, 11:32 AM   #1
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Well Im going to China in July and august for a teaching program I know Ill have at least 6 or so free days in Beijing, before my orientation and after the program ends. Soo anyone got advise on where I should go, what I should do or see?? I know many of the obvious ie Forbidden City Great wall, but does anyone have any personal experience that might be useful or some not so popular but cool things? any help would be great, Thanks guys
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Can't...help...it...guh
its advice, that's good advice??? Since you will be doing a teaching job, or you were, damn I can't remember


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yeah yeah spelling isnt my bag
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:D sorry,please note in that post i think i put typed everything out properly,i only do that when i make the point of mistakes,lol,so stupid,but i only do it so people dont point out those mistakes,altho i admit ive done loads throughout tp forums
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On Beijing not so much as I only spent a day there and did not really see much. On China...well I spent 6 weeks in north east China. I can tell you its like nothing you will ever see in the west. Its crazy. Just remember to be careful when drinking the water and make sure your food is cooked right. Enjoy Beijing though!
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hey kyle -

i'll be in china in august - if your schedule permits maybe we can hook up for a quick....eh....tea.....or beer......

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Everyone is heading to China! It looks like I'll be there in October too...

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HEY KYLE AND EVERYBODY ELSE!!!!

First off, Sorry I havent been around the site often...I do miss the community!!!!

Secondly, I was living and studying in Nice France from April 20th-May20th...and now I am living and studying in Beijing China....I got here on the 20th and I will be here until August 13th...thats 3 monthes of raw, hardcore 4 hours each day mandarin studying...ITS GREAT....I have only been here 2 weeks but by the time you get here I will have had many more experiences and many reccomendations.....I URGE everyone who will be stopping into Beijing to hit me up.....

Anyways, PM me when its getting closer to the time to go and I will let you know whats going on, whats good to see, and such....we'll also go out for a drink or something....Hope all is well with all you Backpackers, travelers, and adventurers out there!!! -ADAM
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Hey i just found out where ill be in China when i finish orientation in Beijing, Ill be in Shanxi, in Jingle County. Im having trouble finding info on this area, I know its pretty rural but anyone got any ideas on where I can get info on it??? Anything would be awesome. So far I just have basic maps...
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Ill be in Shanxi, in Jingle County.
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Make sure you pack your Kringlemuncher and don't forget to watch out for the Lumumbachumps...!

Seriously, have a great time and keep us updated...

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Haha so true WWM!

Well, I too may be in China in August/September - teaching, but of course. Starting in Beijing, though I'm not sure if I'll be teaching in Beijing or in another city? Anyhow, if it works out, we'll have to have a China meetup!
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so who is likely to be in china/beijing around mid-july??? cos i'm in hong kong at th mo, and will spend a month in the country, maybe getting to beijing about the 15th would be cool to hear some fluent chinese from adam the cultured!
i'm just on my way to get my visa sorted, so made sure i had a shave this morning! small question- is it cheaper to get into guangzhou first and buy a train ticket to shanghai/ guilian or get it in hong kong???


Well, I too may be in China in August/September - teaching, but of course. Starting in Beijing, though I'm not sure if I'll be teaching in Beijing or in another city? Anyhow, if it works out, we'll have to have a China meetup!

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I think we should totally have a China meetup...I'll be in China from the tail end of August - mid-December. :D
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I was in China in March and loved Beijing. I recommend Leo Hostel; walking distance to the Forbidden City and other temples.

I also highly recommend the Summer Palace and a few other temples of which I will have to look up the names.



Wow, didn't know so many tpunks were headed to China! You'll love it!
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i'm in china right now- in yangshou. i recommend anyone to come here, closest thing to paradise, etc,etc! been on the hard sleepers from hk to guangzhou to guilin.....not exactly backpacker places but cool intheir own way. beer and fags are 25p i love it! but they know how to try and scam you as well so be wary (in guilin).....and snakes on the menu as well!
i'll be in beijing about 15th july so might 'bump' into a few people in time for the end of the world cup.
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Kyle's back! Yippe!
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HA Im surprised I am remembered by some here, U2 you stayed at the LEO? I was gonna stay there but I found out I can stay at Tsinghua earlier than I thought so I dont need it but I may stay there for a few days after my program ends. Anyone been to Shanxi? or heard of Jingle county in Shanxi? thats where ill be stationed in my program, It is supposedly a really poor rural area which sounds like such a cool thing to me to experience but I wish i could find even a little info on it.....
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can't say that I've heard of Jingle county....but you mite look in the Lonely Planet book and on their website, which you can get uptodate info that's more accurate than the book.

as for meeting up, I'm in Shanghai right now but after about 5 days I believe I've seen enough of what this city has to offer...i was thinking of either looking for a part time job or getting outta here to visit some other town...anyone have any suggestions??? I'm open to meeting up anywhere as well.


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