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Beijing by Graeme Smith; J D Brown

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Some familiar Western brands of disposable diapers, along with familiar creams and lotions, are available in Bêij∫ng. China accepts children traveling on a parent’s passport, although the child’s photo must be submitted along with the parent’s when a visa application is made. Bêij∫ng hotels generally don’t charge for children 12 and under who share a room with their parents. Almost all hotels will add a bed, turning a double room into a triple, for an extra ¥80 to ¥100 ($10–$13), which you can often bargain down.

07 per pound, up to approximately $635 per checked bag. If you plan to check items more valuable than the standard liability, see if your valuables are covered by your homeowner’s policy, or get baggage insurance as part of your comprehensive travel-insurance package. Read the policy carefully—some valuables 6 Health & Safety STAYING HEALTHY G R E AT E S T R I S K S The greatest risk to the enjoyment of a holiday in China is one of stomach upsets or more serious illnesses arising from low hygiene standards.

Com) provides free entertainment listings for Bêij∫ng and other Chinese cities, as well as special offers from China for hotels and air tickets. com), an online dictionary, looks up English and Chinese and provides explanations of Chinese etymology using a system of family trees. GETTING THERE hotels. Ethernet cables are often provided but it’s best to bring your own. Occasionally Internet access is provided via the TV and a keyboard with an infrared link, but this is slow and clumsy. At least one Bêij∫ng hotel (the Kempinski) offers wireless access in a public area for those with a wireless card installed.

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