I was actually living in China, as a teacher. I spent a week sightseeing in Beijing. We spent one night at the Grand Hyatt Beijing, which was unbelieveable. But I wouldnt recomend it unless you want to speand all day in the hotel. There are alot of good places to stay in Beijing, but we chose our hostel because it was cheap and located in a great central area. Not needing to get taxis was great, as they really are expensive in Beijing. (50RMB compared to the 6RMB we would pay in the town I lived in.)
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In what city did you live? Would it be worth visiting?
I lived in a place called Qiqiha’er in Heilongjiang province. It was a great place to see what Chinese life is really like, but as a tourist, I dont think it would offer too much. Also, it is a place where English is not spoken by many people, so without a basic knowledge of Chinese (or maybe Russian), it is pretty hard to get around. However Ha’erbin in Heilongjiang province is a great city worth visiting, with many festivals, especially the ice sculpture festival in winter.
But I thought you taught everyone there English. Just kidding.
Thanks for all the info. Let me know if you think of anything else.