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'''Preliminary Itinerary for Noisebridge China Trip 2:<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;    ''3-April-2012 -- Leave home in NA or EU for Hong Kong<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;    ''4-April-2012 -- Meet in Hong Kong''<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;    4-April to 8-April -- Hong Kong<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;    8-April to 11-April -- Shenzhen<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;    11-April to 17-April -- Shanghai<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;    17-April to 24-April -- Beijing<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;    ''24-April-2012 -- Fly home (arrive NA or EU on 24-April)''<br>
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'''Cost estimate for China trip:'''<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;    airplane to/from China:  $700 to $900<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;    HK-SZ:  $50<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;    SZ-Shanghai:  $100<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;    Shanghai-Beijing:  $100<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;    4 nights in HK:  $100<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;    3 nights in SZ:  $75<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;    6 nights in Shanghai:  $150<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;    7 nights in Beijing:  $175<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;    20 days of food:  $330<br>
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You'll probably want a bit of money for playing, and souvenirs, too ($100 to $300?).  But the above adds up to $1,080, plus air fare to/from China.<br>
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Stephen Balaban suggests:<br>
 
Stephen Balaban suggests:<br>
1) Eat Jian Bing - buy them from the street (they are egg crepes that<br>
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* Eat Jian Bing - buy them from the street (they are egg crepes that<br>
 
are great for breakfast)<br>
 
are great for breakfast)<br>
2) Go to ZhongGuanCun 中关村, this is technology heaven and is not far from 798<br>
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* Go to ZhongGuanCun 中关村, this is technology heaven and is not far from 798<br>
3) Go to 798 and check out the Yuanfen~Flow incubator<br>
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* Go to 798 and check out the Yuanfen~Flow incubator<br>
4) Stop by a Beijing Linux Users Group (BLUG) meeting -- Peter Junge<br>
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* Stop by a Beijing Linux Users Group (BLUG) meeting -- Peter Junge<br>
<peter.junge@beijinglug.org> & Ollo "Barcode" barcode<br>
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<peter.junge *at* beijinglug *dot* org> & Ollo "Barcode" barcode<br>
<barcode@beijinglug.org> are great guys<br>
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<barcode *at* beijinglug *dot* org> are great guys<br>
5) I thoroughly enjoyed simply walking around and finding a park early<br>
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* I thoroughly enjoyed simply walking around and finding a park early<br>
 
in the morning or later in the afternoon and just hanging out with old<br>
 
in the morning or later in the afternoon and just hanging out with old<br>
 
people doing tai chi and water-brush calligraphy if I wanted to relax<br>
 
people doing tai chi and water-brush calligraphy if I wanted to relax<br>
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Peter, of the Beijing Int'l Film Fest recommends (in Beijing):<br>
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* meet Matthew Gao Hong Wei and see his exhibit at Central Academy of Fine Arts<br>
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* digital media lab at Central Academy of Fine Arts<br>
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* Veggie Table vegan restaurant<br>
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* Beijing International Film Festival<br>
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Here's info on getting from Hong Kong to our hotel in Shenzhen:<br>
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Start from Mong-kok Station in Hong Kong, and go to Donghua Hotel:<br>
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[http://g.co/maps/45r7y trains from Mong-kok to Donghua Hotel]<br>
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More info from Donghua Hotel website.:<br>
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[http://donghuahotel.com:8080/en/about_contacts.html Donghua Hotel website]<br>
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(Thanks to Seeed Studio for booking this hotel for us.)<br>
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Proposed itinerary for Shanghai:<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  Apr. 11th - arrival, presentation at XinCheJian Open House@7pm<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  Apr. 12th - Etonnet visit?<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  Apr. 13th - presentation/workshop at Ningbo Toyhouse (will take all day)<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  Apr. 14th - electronics mall visit@9am, workshops at XinCheJian@2pm<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  Apr. 15th - XinCheJian roboracing@2pm<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  Apr. 16th - presentation/workshop at Hangzhou Onioncapsule (will take all day)<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  Apr. 17th - electronics mall visit? sightseeing? going to Beijing.<br>
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Mike Zhao is only available for us to visit Etonnet in Shanghai on 15-April<br>
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Mike Zhao gets to Shanghai on 13-April, 5:25pm, United Airlines UA857<br>
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Mike will be in Beijing on 18-April or 19-April.<br>
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Mike leaves Beijing on 24-April, 12:00pm, United Airlines UA888<br>
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Info on hotel in Beijing -- called "Sitting on the City Walls":<br>
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Check in on 16-April, check out on 24-April<br>
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Sitting on the City Walls (Beijing) Courtyard House<br>
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Add: No.57, NianZi HuTong, JingShanHouJie, DongCheng District,Beijing<br>
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100009. P.R.C<br>
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城墙客栈<br>
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北京市东城区景山后街碾子胡同57号.<br>
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(景山后街中石化化加油站往东30米,胡同口为"全民健身乐园")<br>
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Rachel & Rick own the place, and this is their email: beijingcitywalls@yahoo.cn<br>
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[http://www.beijingcitywalls.com/ Sitting on the City Walls' website]<br>

Latest revision as of 15:24, 12 March 2012

Preliminary Itinerary for Noisebridge China Trip 2:
       3-April-2012 -- Leave home in NA or EU for Hong Kong
       4-April-2012 -- Meet in Hong Kong
       4-April to 8-April -- Hong Kong
       8-April to 11-April -- Shenzhen
       11-April to 17-April -- Shanghai
       17-April to 24-April -- Beijing
       24-April-2012 -- Fly home (arrive NA or EU on 24-April)



Cost estimate for China trip:
       airplane to/from China: $700 to $900
       HK-SZ: $50
       SZ-Shanghai: $100
       Shanghai-Beijing: $100
       4 nights in HK: $100
       3 nights in SZ: $75
       6 nights in Shanghai: $150
       7 nights in Beijing: $175
       20 days of food: $330
You'll probably want a bit of money for playing, and souvenirs, too ($100 to $300?). But the above adds up to $1,080, plus air fare to/from China.


Stephen Balaban suggests:

  • Eat Jian Bing - buy them from the street (they are egg crepes that

are great for breakfast)

  • Go to ZhongGuanCun 中关村, this is technology heaven and is not far from 798
  • Go to 798 and check out the Yuanfen~Flow incubator
  • Stop by a Beijing Linux Users Group (BLUG) meeting -- Peter Junge

<peter.junge *at* beijinglug *dot* org> & Ollo "Barcode" barcode
<barcode *at* beijinglug *dot* org> are great guys

  • I thoroughly enjoyed simply walking around and finding a park early

in the morning or later in the afternoon and just hanging out with old
people doing tai chi and water-brush calligraphy if I wanted to relax


Peter, of the Beijing Int'l Film Fest recommends (in Beijing):

  • meet Matthew Gao Hong Wei and see his exhibit at Central Academy of Fine Arts
  • digital media lab at Central Academy of Fine Arts
  • Veggie Table vegan restaurant
  • Beijing International Film Festival


Here's info on getting from Hong Kong to our hotel in Shenzhen:
Start from Mong-kok Station in Hong Kong, and go to Donghua Hotel:
trains from Mong-kok to Donghua Hotel

More info from Donghua Hotel website.:
Donghua Hotel website
(Thanks to Seeed Studio for booking this hotel for us.)


Proposed itinerary for Shanghai:
       Apr. 11th - arrival, presentation at XinCheJian Open House@7pm
       Apr. 12th - Etonnet visit?
       Apr. 13th - presentation/workshop at Ningbo Toyhouse (will take all day)
       Apr. 14th - electronics mall visit@9am, workshops at XinCheJian@2pm
       Apr. 15th - XinCheJian roboracing@2pm
       Apr. 16th - presentation/workshop at Hangzhou Onioncapsule (will take all day)
       Apr. 17th - electronics mall visit? sightseeing? going to Beijing.


Mike Zhao is only available for us to visit Etonnet in Shanghai on 15-April


Mike Zhao gets to Shanghai on 13-April, 5:25pm, United Airlines UA857
Mike will be in Beijing on 18-April or 19-April.
Mike leaves Beijing on 24-April, 12:00pm, United Airlines UA888


Info on hotel in Beijing -- called "Sitting on the City Walls":
Check in on 16-April, check out on 24-April
Sitting on the City Walls (Beijing) Courtyard House
Add: No.57, NianZi HuTong, JingShanHouJie, DongCheng District,Beijing
100009. P.R.C
城墙客栈
北京市东城区景山后街碾子胡同57号.
(景山后街中石化化加油站往东30米,胡同口为"全民健身乐园")
Rachel & Rick own the place, and this is their email: beijingcitywalls@yahoo.cn
Sitting on the City Walls' website

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