Beijing: Overview

I visited Beijing on January 28-30, 2010, for a company off-site / kick-off party in honor of the new Chinese year.

Because this was a company event, I had only two-thirds of a day to myself in Beijing to go sightseeing. I did get a bit of an impression of the city from the short time. First, at least judging by these three days, Beijing's sky is clearer and bluer than Shanghai's, perhaps due to lower humidity. The temperature, though colder, doesn't feel substantially colder (again, maybe because it's less damp). Second, the center part of Beijing has some large, nice, pretty parks: good for walking, and some with hills with decent views. Shanghai doesn't have large parks in the city, and I miss being able to take long walks in nature.

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