Articles tagged with: Beijing
As regular readers of CD-Traveller will know, I returned to the UK last summer after a stint overseas.While out living in the far east, the metro was one of my Beijing bete noirs and I thought (owing to the crowded carriages) for good reason. But after the tube chaos that has ensued in London over the last week or so, Beijing’s subway system is one I would kill for.
A couple of days ago, I got offered a job back in Beijing (as regular readers of this website will know, I recently spent a year working in China) totally out of the blue. China is arguably the only country to have emerged from the financial crisi relatively unscathed yet this time around I wasn’t remotely tempted to take up the offer.
When I left Beijing to return to the Motherland last month, there were many things I expected to miss about China’s dynamic (and in my mind, most dazzling) city – shopping and the sensational street food, being just two examples. But I never thought I’d find myself not only missing, but positively pining for Beijing’s subway system.