In anticipation of the Olympics, the foreign media are cranking out the travel pieces on China. This weekend, the Los Angeles Times writes about walking neighborhoods in Beijing, while the New York Times indulges in spa treatments and the rejuvenated waterfront in Suzhou. From the LA Times:
Maps don’t convey the city’s size, which together with traffic and construction makes walking hard and even unpleasant at times. The best way to reach such far-flung attractions as the Beijing Zoo and Lama Temple is by taxi or subway, a frustration for people who like to explore on foot.
See also “Glory-bound: Beijing’s gold-medal transformation“, also part of the LA Times’ year-long series on Beijing.
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