★ Discover Beijing without busting your bank balance ★
Lonely Planet author and long-time Beijing resident Daniel McCrohan has teamed up with App developer Sutro Media to create something pretty damn special: A Beijing city-guide App that's slick, user-friendly and gets under the skin of China's capital like no other App on the market.
Beijing on a Budget is for those who yearn to get off the tourist trail, but just don't know how... for those who'd love to eat with the locals, but can't read Chinese menus... for those who long to find cool, back-alley bars, but can't ask Beijingers for directions... for those who dream of finding their own way to a remote part of the Great Wall, but can't decipher the bus timetable to get there.
So if you're sick of doing the usual tourist stuff, get this App and make your Beijing experience a truly unforgettable one.
Beijing on a Budget only costs $2.99, but if you're still not sure you can TRY BEFORE YOU BUY.. by downloading the free version first, then, if you like the look of what you see (you will), upgrade to the full version afterwards.
Use this App to:
••• eat in locals-only restaurants with the help of its unique menu-decoders
••• find back-alley bars and live-music venues that aren't in your guidebook
••• get around the city on an old Beijing bicycle
••• play table tennis with the world's best players
••• sing Peking opera songs in an imperial park
••• buy a kite from a man whose grandfather made kites for the emperor
••• get to the Great Wall by bus!
★ About the Author ★
Daniel is a highly experienced travel writer and China expert who fell in love with Beijing in 2005 and has called it his home ever since. He lives with his wife and two children in one of Beijing's historic 'hutong' alleyways and loves nothing more than cycling around the city's narrow lanes - on his rusty old Flying Pigeon bicycle - in search of Beijing's lesser-known treasures.
Daniel has written more than a dozen guidebooks. He is the lead author for Lonely Planet's Beijing city guide, and has contributed to multiple editions of the China guide. In TV, Daniel is the co-host of the travel series Best in China. Online, Daniel contributes regularly to BBC Travel and World Travel Guide. He is also the author of the China section of the children's travel website Oddizzi. Find out more at danielmccrohan.com.
★ About Sutro Media ★
This guide is published in partnership with Sutro Media. By enabling local writers to share their expertise on mobile phones, Sutro Media is making it easier and more fun to explore the world!
If you have any problems, comments, or suggestions for improvement, we'd love to hear from you - email@example.com
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