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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by freeufcdotinfo, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. freeufcdotinfo

    freeufcdotinfo Power Member

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    Im off there in Feb and remember some of you have been before, so would like to ask some advice on best places to visit when there.

    Any tips for me such as which tour operator to use..
     
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    freeufcdotinfo Power Member

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    Another thing, I remember you guys going over and buying for resale - any pointers for cheap computer stuff.
     
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    freeufcdotinfo Power Member

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    Thanks for this - seen this site before cheers, wanted some tips for buying realy
     
  5. Lordhigh

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    I was in Beijing last month, It is a superb place.

    Go to

    Tin Min Square
    Silk Market
    Summer Palace
    Great Wall Of China (Contact your hotel)
    XinJieKou street (This is the best street for branded shopping)

    Every hotel there has a guide map on their reception, you can pick that up. Secondly, try using metro system since there are alot of traffic jams on the road.

    If you travel by taxi, you need to have the Chinese name of that place since most of the taxi drivers are not aware of English.

    Yeah, no facebook/youtube access over there.

    Every shopping mall has different floors for differet items starting from shoes to electronic stuff.

    Keep asking me questions, I'll answer them or send me a PM :)
     
  6. denisrud

    denisrud Newbie

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    I was in Beijing 20+ years ago and I can't forget a thing I saw!


    I went into a toilet and it was a joint toilet where there were were no walls and people were talking to each other while they were doing their stuff ! :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    I SWEAR I AM NOT LYING!

    I can never forget that! Don't know if that still happens !
     
  7. lancis

    lancis Elite Member

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    I didn't like Beijing, yet another Asian city. People say Shanghai is much better, might try to reconsider your destination.
     
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    Just booked my ticket today! You should work for their National Tourism Board.
     
  9. StartupBros

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    I went a few years ago, and it was awesome. Love China. Shanghai and Hong Kong are worth visiting too ;)
     
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    Booked up a few days ago staying near Forbidden City - feb 9th for 10 nights, was wondering if it was best to book tours from, I have been looking on the net but would prefer to pay when I get there.

    Was wondering how much cash I should take

    What is the food like in terms of western food -

    What could we do on the evenings - is there shows local - I heard there was good Kunf Fu show...

    Should I still book tour to Tin An Square + Fobid City although hotel is very near.
     
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    freeufcdotinfo Power Member

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    Is the Silk Market a good place to buy items other than clothes - anyone got a idea of prices
     
  12. moonswamp

    moonswamp Regular Member

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    I'm in China but not fimilia with Beijing. Tips for you

    1: buy computer and other electronics....Shenzhen
    2: buy crafts: Yiwu
    3: buy silk / wedding dress: Suzhou
    4: buy fake shoes: Putian
    5: buy???????

    Beijing.... just for fun and enjoy the Tian'anmen Square, Great Wall, Imperial Palace。。。。。。。
     
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    moonswamp Regular Member

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    eh, don't forget the Sanlitun Bar Street
     
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    haven't been there, but gotta warn you if you like facebook and those social networking stuff, my friend who's been there said that those kinda sites are blocked there and also in some other cities in china.
     
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    You couldn't pay me to go to China. I don't want to end up in a labor camp because I offend a member of the politburo
     
  16. joaquin112

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    I lived in Beijing 4 months and that's just normal dude. People think differently and behave differently than us.

    If you are college-aged and want to have fun, I recommend taking the blue line to the third station from left to right (can't remember the name), the best nightclubs there.

    Also avoid the usual tourist destinations as everything is really expensive and people will only look at you with the $$$ sign. If possible go to shidu 1 hour north of Beijing, most fun place I've ever been to...

    And yeah everything else like the Great Wall, etc... Also remember that there are several different sections of the great wall that you can visit. There are several buses that take you there...
     
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    That's what proxies are for. Everyone uses them.
     
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    Sanlitun!! How could I forget, best bars. The 5 quai per drink was awesome, although the frigging tequila was fake.
     
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    Been in China like 18 years ago. I was pretty young but had lots of fun.

    Summer Palace is awesome. Was the place I likes most from everything I visited. Great Wall is... not as interesting as people make it seem to be. Just a big wall and the landscape around it isn't too great either. It is impressive only when you think that it was built with manual labor and you sit on top of it and see it stretches to the horizon and beyond. Aside from that it has stairs. Lots of stairs. First you will be curious after how many stairs you get tired/bored. Then you're too tired to even think. For me it was about 140.

    When I was there tap water was not drinkable (only for showering) so you had to buy water. Food tends to be extra spicy in some places. Local beer was pretty good when I was there.

    Chinese folks are very friendly with foreigners. Many speak English however do not expect to understand much of their spoken English as they talk in a very funny way.

    Have fun!
     
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    I will confirm that! I was also in Beijing a number of years ago in the old Hutong area before most of it was ripped down. A friend who was an expat local told me to go look in the public bathroom -- essentially a small concrete building with no doors. I was horrified to look in to see two old women squatting over a small platform with holes in the ground doing their business. I was mortified, but my 'friend' was totally delighted by the look on my face (as I'm sure the old ladies weren't!).