OCT
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Day trip from Beijing: Qinhuangdao

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visit the shanhai pass near beijing, the perfect day trip
For those doing an internship in Beijing , believe it or not: There is a beach not too far away (especially if you're traveling at 150 km/hr on a bullet train). While it may not be Boracay in the Philippines , Phuket in Thailand or even up to par with some of China's other beaches , the beach at Beidaihe in the city of Qinghuangdao is worth the day trip to escape the concrete jungle that is  Beijing . And, Qinghuangdao has other sites worth exploring. So, add a bit of travel outside Beijing during your China internship program . Qinhuangdao awaits! (For other short-haul trips from Beijing, click here ) Understand Qinhuangdao  is divided into three districts: Beidaihe to the west, Qinhuangdao proper in the center and Shanhaiguan to the east. It takes an hour by bus or taxi to travel from Beidaihe to Shanhaiguan, so depending on what you...
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APR
26
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Great Wall Trip

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On a calm but slightly foggy Saturday morning, a group of 15 interns and Getin2China staff gathered outside the company’s office. It was roughly 7 a.m. and a few of us were groggy from going out the night before. But excitement was soon stirred because we were about to visit one of China’s – and the world’s – most impressive sights: The Great Wall . There is a saying in Chinese: "If you haven't climbed the Great Wall, you are not a brave person" (不到长城非好汉). The saying is often used to stress the need to reach one’s goals. After a two-hour bus journey, we finally reached Mutianyu, roughly 70 km from central Beijing, and stood before a portion of the majestic Wall. After a brief discussion as to how we were going to climb and descend the Wall (there are numerous options for each), we decided on using a chairlift...
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02
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Life in Beijing: 5 Favorite Chinese Food Experiences

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Like Steve Jobs, we tell our interns to "stay hungry." We know that all of our interns come to China seeking personal and professional development. Most of the young people we host come for their internship in Beijing motivated, with a huge appetite for newness and opportunity. They also come to China with a huge appetite for all of the delicious Chinese food that can be found all-over Beijing and Shanghai. From street-side noodles to five-star fine dining, China has an amazingly rich and diverse culinary scene. Previously we featured a post - Life in Beijing: 5 Must-Visit Restaurants for New Interns Though this post is similar in focus, we have expanded the scope a bit to cover what we consider to be our 5 favorite "Chinese food experiences." There are times when food transcends its role of being simply sustenance and becomes something more. Those situations are what we call food experiences....
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DEC
27
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Life in Beijing: Laowai Style


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Hey Interns! Starting to feel comfortable in Beijing? Would you say that your living, "laowai style?" Check out this hilarious viral video about Beijing:   Cheers,   Get in2 China Team
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DEC
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China Launches World's Longest High-Speed Rail Line


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It used to take more than 22 hours, almost an entire day, to get from Beijing to Guangzhou by train. But beginning on Wednesday, December 26, that same journey can be completed in only 8 hours. Traveling through five provinces and more than twenty eight cities, the newest addition to China's high-speed rail lines covers a distance of 2,300 kilometers - 1,428 miles for all you Americans out there. The trains seat 1,028 passengers in 16 different carriages including: first-class, second-class, and business class. One-way ticket prices are as follows: 865 RMB for Second-Class 1,383 RMB for First-Class 2,972 RMB for VIP Lounge Picture of G80 Train Ticket (Taken from South China Morning Post) The line has been completed after seven years of construction. It is impressive that the government in Beijing was able to complete such a large-scale development project amid layers of corruption and extended delays. After a bullet...
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DEC
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Three short-haul trips from Beijing

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Although Beijing is plenty big and steeped in culture and history to keep the most avid explorer busy for months, short-haul trips outside the capital beckon. You’ve been conquering your Beijing internship   and learning more than you can say: It’s time to give yourself a weekend break, even if only for a day or two. Traveling outside Beijing is an opportunity to expand your horizons and see more of China. Not to mention the great conversation starters you’ll have with your colleagues when you return to work. Putting in some travel time is a great way to get more out of your internship program in China . Below are three suggestions by Get in2 China . TIANJIN Don’t think for a moment Tianjin (Tiānjīn, 天津) – located 120 kilometers southwest of Beijing – lives in the capital’s shadow. Tianjin has a distinct feel and identity and is worthy of a...
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Beijing - Live Active!



So, you have finally decided to come to Beijing for an internship? Great decision. First, because an internship in one of the world’s most vibrant cities will be a great contribution to your future. Second, because Beijing is the city to be if you are a young, energetic, open-minded and adventurous person. Beijing has been China’s capital city for nearly 600 years. At present, with a population of roughly 20 million people, it is one of the fastest-growing, and most densely populated cities in the world. In addition, since China began opening its doors to the outside world, Beijing has turned into an international hub and popular tourist destination. At the same time, China's continuous economic growth has had a significant influence on the development of the city's infrastructure and overall standard of living. Presently, China's capital is a very comfortable city to live in. Though only a small percentage of...
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Life in Beijing: 5 Must-Visit Restaurants For New Interns






As soon as new interns arrive in Beijing, they are itching to get a taste of what the city is all about.  One of the best ways to gain an understanding of local culture is to sample the wide variety of cuisine available in China's capital city. After getting interns sorted out at our internship orientation , one of the most common questions our new arrivals have is, "where should we eat?" In response, we have decided to compile this list of 5 Must-Visit Beijing Restaurants For New Interns. 1.) Da Dong Roast Duck Restaurant All Beijingers know that there is no meal in the city that screams "BEIJING" more than Beijing duck.  The city is flush with award-winning duck joints. Deciding which restaurant serves the "Ultimate Beijing Duck" is largely a matter of personal preference.  Some poultry purveyors prefer the layers of juicy fat found underneath the golden brown skin of...
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