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Top 10 tips for Westerners traveling in Beijing [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2012-7-22 18:26:50 |Display all floors

   Watch where you step

Tip 3: Watch where you step

In contrast to popular belief, a lot of Chinese are proud canine owners. Unfortunately, grass is a rare commodity in Beijing so the sidewalks are where man's best friend does his business. Don't get too distracted or you will regret it for the rest of the day. Also, be on the lookout for traffic as pedestrians in China do not have the right of way.

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   Always have toilet paper and hand sanitizer

Tip 2: Always have toilet paper and hand sanitizer

Most public toilets lack Western amenities in China. If toilet paper is available it will be on a role next to the entrance, so be sure to grab some before going into the stall. However, it is not uncommon for public toilets to lack toilet paper so it is a good idea to always have a pack with you. In addition, there will definitely be no paper towels and often no soap, so hand sanitizer is your best bet for achieving clean hands. Lastly, get those legs prepared for the squat toilets in China – they are everywhere.

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   Don't be afraid to bargain

Tip 1: Don't be afraid to bargain

No that purse does not really cost 1,000 yuan! When shopping at the various markets in Beijing do not be afraid to counter a high offer with a much lower price. Start your bid at around 10% to 20% of their first offer. Having the exact amount you are willing to pay in hand is often a good tactic. If they do not accept, walk out. They will most likely call you back. A good rule of thumb is to never pay more than half of their initial asking price.

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Post time 2012-7-22 20:15:28 |Display all floors
Good tips. Useful for the newcomers, and in some cases, for the not so newcomers.

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Post time 2012-7-23 09:25:02 |Display all floors
a lot of questions in china.these advice also adjust to us.

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own a good experience in Beijing, for the more important, she is  willing to share with more friends. wonderful. it is a real reflect in some aspects of China.

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