Tag: Beijing

View from my taxi

| December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments


I’m heading for Tianjin, a city outside of Beijing. Don’t know much a out it but it gives me an excuse to ride the high speed train.

In Beijing

| December 3, 2012 | 0 Comments
View from the J.W. Marriott in Beijing

Just arrived in Beijing to participate in the U.S. Ambassador’s Investment Forum, designed to educate Chinese companies on the challenges and opportunities of investing in the United States.  I will be on a panel with other service providers, including lawyers, accountants and investment advisors.

The 13 hour flight over was pleasant, even though it was delayed by four hours.   Once airborne, we had dinner and then I watched an episode of Breaking Bad on my IPad.  Figuring I should get the sleep in early since I would arrive at 8 pm, I popped an ambien and dozed off.  I woke up an hour and a half before landing, which was not my plan.  Must have slept for about 8 or 9 hours and now, here I sit, wide awake in my hotel room at 10 pm at night. 
What to do in Beijing in the middle of the night, since it will be a long time before I get back to sleep.

Lost in Translation in Beijing

| July 16, 2012 | 1 Comment

Jintaixizhao Subway Station

Beijing is a difficult city to navigate, made more so by the fact that even the natives don’t know where anything is. I spent about a third of my day yesterday lost in the city and nobody could help me.

In the morning, I set out for breakfast with some colleagues at the Park Hyatt Hotel, a seventy story high rise near the China World Trade Center. I was told it was close by my hotel, the Grand Millennium. When I asked the concierge for directions, he suggested I take the subway. It was only one stop away and he wrote the name of the hotel in Chinese on a card. Feeling adventurous, I took his advice. Big mistake. Continue Reading