Thursday, May 6, 2010

Beijing Tips: A Do and a Don't

If you plan a trip to China, or anyplace where you don't speak the language, download iTranslate from the iTunes Store. It saved the day (s) when I was in Beijing and in remote China! It's an amazing app!

When taking a cab, DO NOT get in a VIP cab - it will cost much more than a regular cab. Also, only take metered cabs.

On my recent trip, four cab divers tried to rip off my workshop participants - on the same day.

Also... at the airport, one driver tried to charge 4 people 450 yuan for a 40 yuan ride.

Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing some China HDR shots, city scapes and people shots here on my blog.

Explore the light,


rpmcgovern said...

450? I was there about 2 years ago, and learned that about a yuan a mile is about right!

downeym said...

sounds about right... I was in Beijing last week and there were a lot of cabbies trying to rip me off by refusing to use the meter... just move on to the next one...

nice shots of the wall. thanks for the tutorial! I enjoyed the HDR seminar you gave in Atlanta a few weeks ago.