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Beijing Spring

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on April 6, 2007

We’re off to Beijing for a week or so soon, attending Intel’s Spring Developer Forum. We’ve filled out all the forms and sent off all the letters we needed to get the press accreditation that came through yesterday, and I’ll be fast-tracking our visas first thing on Tuesday morning.

It’s going to be our first time visiting the PRC, so, it’s time to ask all you wonderful and well-travelled readers: is there anything we should know that’ll make our stay (and getting about) easier?

I seem to recall that a few of you have been there recently…

It looks like my phone will work there, so that’s one thing off my mind.

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  1. alexmc said,

    > recall that a few of you have been there recently…

    Yes 🙂

  2. nerdware said,

    The best bit is where they scoop out your brains and replace them with an 80-core processor…

  3. whotheheckami said,

    The chumly was there some 5 years ago. Her recommendations include:

    1. Do go to The Beijing Duck Restaurant – the ticker was at 5,000,000 sold when she was there.
    2. Cheap tailoring is available – your hotel should be able to help.
    3. The Russian Market for designer-label rip-offs at silly money (£2 for gucci-esque handbag) – bring her back a pair of gucci sunglasses ;@)
    4. Allow lots of time for the Forbidden City – it is huge!
    5. Try and make time for a trip to The Wall – Simatai


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