Top 10 Travel Tips for the Westerners Travelling in Beijing ( top 7- top 10 )

20/09/2014
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This blog continues to talk about the travel tips in Beijing: top 7 Stay inside when “hazardous” day; top 8 Watch where you step; top 9 Prepare your necessities; top 10 Remember to bargain.

Beijing Travel Tips

Beijing Travel Tips

Top 7 Stay inside when “hazardous” day
Beijing is one of the big cities in China, but the pollution among all cities is the most serious. If your tour falls on the day with the worst pollution, we advise you bring plenty of lotion and eye drops ( especially for those who wear contacts ) as the pollution tends to irritate and dry out your skin and eyes. If it is a “hazardous” day, staying inside and not going out is the best way to protect yourself.

Top 8 Watch where you step
We all know that Beijing is the capital of China, and take it for granted that the streets are neat and tidy. Although the main streets are very clean, unfortunately, the streets in living quarters are bad because there are much household garbage. So, be careful while walking on the street and don’t get too distracted, or you will regret it for the rest of the day. Meanwhile, beware of traffic due to the largest number of cars in streets and the most Chinese people having bad habit.

Watch Where You Step

Watch Where You Step

Top 9 Prepare your necessities
In the most cities of China, you can buy your necessities. To avoid the emergency of your necessities, we advise that you need to prepare your necessities in advance or take them from your country. For example, 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, the most public toilets lack toilet paper, so it is a good idea to take some with you for emergency.

Shopping Bargin in Beijing

Shopping Bargin in Beijing

Top 10 Remember to bargain
For the foreign buyers, Chinese shopkeepers want to get more profit and ask higher price than for Chinese buyers. When shopping souvenir in the roadride stalls, do not be afraid to bargain for a lower price. A good way is to never pay more than half of their initial asking price. If they do not accept your offering, walk out; and sometimes they will most likely call you back.

If you buy necessities in supermarket in big cities, like Carrefour, Wal-Mart, the prices for foreign buyers and Chinese buyers are same, so you do not need to bargain.

Bargaining for Souvenir

Bargaining for Souvenir