[79attendees] out of the city experiences

Ed Jankiewicz <edward.jankiewicz@sri.com> Sat, 13 November 2010 23:54 UTC

Return-Path: <edward.jankiewicz@sri.com>
X-Original-To: 79attendees@core3.amsl.com
Delivered-To: 79attendees@core3.amsl.com
Received: from localhost (localhost [127.0.0.1]) by core3.amsl.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id C2F8A3A69A2 for <79attendees@core3.amsl.com>; Sat, 13 Nov 2010 15:54:19 -0800 (PST)
X-Virus-Scanned: amavisd-new at amsl.com
X-Spam-Flag: NO
X-Spam-Score: -0.646
X-Spam-Level:
X-Spam-Status: No, score=-0.646 tagged_above=-999 required=5 tests=[AWL=-1.200, BAYES_50=0.001, HELO_MISMATCH_COM=0.553]
Received: from mail.ietf.org ([64.170.98.32]) by localhost (core3.amsl.com [127.0.0.1]) (amavisd-new, port 10024) with ESMTP id asuVv1DLlQxN for <79attendees@core3.amsl.com>; Sat, 13 Nov 2010 15:54:19 -0800 (PST)
Received: from mail1.sri.com (mail1.SRI.COM [128.18.30.17]) by core3.amsl.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 1D34A3A693A for <79attendees@ietf.org>; Sat, 13 Nov 2010 15:54:19 -0800 (PST)
MIME-version: 1.0
Content-transfer-encoding: 7BIT
Content-type: text/plain; CHARSET=US-ASCII; format=flowed
Received: from [130.129.71.21] ([unknown] [130.129.71.21]) by mail.sri.com (Sun Java(tm) System Messaging Server 7u2-7.05 32bit (built Jul 30 2009)) with ESMTPSA id <0LBU00N5ZL3FOJS1@mail.sri.com> for 79attendees@ietf.org; Sat, 13 Nov 2010 15:54:53 -0800 (PST)
Message-id: <4CDF254B.9070004@sri.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2010 07:54:51 +0800
From: Ed Jankiewicz <edward.jankiewicz@sri.com>
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.12) Gecko/20101027 Thunderbird/3.1.6
To: "79attendees@ietf.org" <79attendees@ietf.org>
Subject: [79attendees] out of the city experiences
X-BeenThere: 79attendees@ietf.org
X-Mailman-Version: 2.1.9
Precedence: list
List-Id: IETF 79 attendees list <79attendees.ietf.org>
List-Unsubscribe: <https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/79attendees>, <mailto:79attendees-request@ietf.org?subject=unsubscribe>
List-Archive: <http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/79attendees>
List-Post: <mailto:79attendees@ietf.org>
List-Help: <mailto:79attendees-request@ietf.org?subject=help>
List-Subscribe: <https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/79attendees>, <mailto:79attendees-request@ietf.org?subject=subscribe>
X-List-Received-Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2010 23:54:19 -0000

our favorites were sights we visited out of the city center.  Of course, 
many have discussed the Great Wall already.  In addition, if you have 
not ventured out to the Summer Palace, it is a beautiful outdoor 
experience (with a log of walking) reachable by subway or about 25CNY taxi.

Yesterday we went to the Beijing Botanical Gardens, another out of the 
city experience, and I don't think we saw another non-Chinese party of 
visitors, so definitely off the tourist grid.  Not a peak season (not 
too many flowing plants to see outdoors at this time) but highlights 
include a nice temple area in the back, and a tropical conservatory in 
the middle.  The taxi was about 35CNY (it is out past Summer Palace) or 
the number 360 bus will get you there.  45CNY for the full ticket 
package including admission, temple and conservatory.  Worth the effort 
just for the cacti collection, many varieties I have never seen (second 
floor - don't miss it).