The airport in Beijing is huge. We had to take a train to reach the luggage claims (that confused us at first but we decided to follow the crowd). Once we had our bags we were ready to find a taxi, which turned out to be another little hike (2 flights of stairs, sort of…) It was surprisingly easy since there was a man there delegating the taxis and new comers looking for taxis.
Traffic in Beijing is interesting. Our taxi driver kept driving into bike lines while the people riding the bikes would simply bike around him. If he wanted to pass a car on the express way and couldn't he simply drove between both cars. They also love to honk their horns, a lot. We did make it to the hostel safely with no problems or complications. The cab fare turned out to be cheaper than anticipated too! He was an awesome driver, he looked at the address once and didn't have to recheck it.
All in all, everything's great. Beijing's a huge, gorgeous city. I can't wait to go explore some more.
Here's a picture of the hostel we're staying in. I found that I can get the best reception in the bar.
Pekking Duck. Kev and I had this for diner. The red shavings in the back is the shaved duck while the other longer dark thing is part of the duck's head. We didn't eat it, or even touch it.
The cute little goldfish on the table. They took ours away when they seated us.