I went to Beijing again on the 18th October 2015. This time I visited the Great Wall (again but different segment), Chengde, Bashang and Panjin. I will write about all these later. But meanwhile I am quite keen to share the following with readers as soon as possible because I think the information is important.
If you are flying off from Beijing International Airport, be very sure which terminal you are departing from. Why? Well, Beijing International Airport Terminal 3 (T3) is 15 to 20 minutes DRIVE away from T1 and T2. (T1 and T2 are next to each other.) If you think T3 is next to T2, you are dead wrong! If you get to the wrong terminal, you could very well be in for a lot of hassle.
Next, if you are taking Cathay Pacific Airlines (CX), be very sure you are taking the right airlines. There is a local airline with a name that sounds exactly the same as Cathay Pacific in Mandarin and in Cantonese (though it is written differently). I will show you the photo later. So, if you simply go to Guo Tai (or Kwok Tai in Cantonese) without verifying you may end up in Timbuktu.
This is the photo I promised to show you all.
DISCLAIMER : THIS IS NOT, I REPEAT, NOT, AN ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE AIRLINES SHOWN IN THE PHOTO OR FOR THAT MATTER ANY OTHER AIRLINES.