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Forum: China
Nov 7, 06, 12:19 am
Replies: 155
Views: 25,466
Posted By Peter N-H

Er... but the issue of the dan ci one-way button...

Er... but the issue of the dan ci one-way button (which causes the rate to jump by 50%) has already been addressed (twice) if you look back at what's been said. That button is not used on a return...
Forum: China
Nov 6, 06, 11:08 pm
Replies: 155
Views: 25,466
Posted By Peter N-H

Oh, and again just querying: Why, if I'm going to...

Oh, and again just querying: Why, if I'm going to do merely 100km each way, in, say, a Y2 per km cab, or even Y2.4, would I want to be negotiating upward to Y500? The basis for all this, once again,...
Forum: China
Nov 6, 06, 10:47 pm
Replies: 155
Views: 25,466
Posted By Peter N-H

I cannot for the life of me see why such a meal...

I cannot for the life of me see why such a meal is being made about this (except for the usual thing, as I mentioned earlier, that people hate to feel they've paid more than they need to, so much so...
Forum: China
Nov 6, 06, 9:19 pm
Replies: 155
Views: 25,466
Posted By Peter N-H

And that's based on what extensive experience...

And that's based on what extensive experience again?

Negotiating with a driver used to receiving Y500, and on one occasion, doesn't to contribute much to what we already know, does it?

As I've...
Forum: China
Nov 6, 06, 8:24 pm
Replies: 155
Views: 25,466
Posted By Peter N-H

Ah. Spam. Come on moderators... Peter N-H

Ah. Spam. Come on moderators...

Peter N-H
Forum: China
Nov 3, 06, 11:12 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,224
Posted By Peter N-H

In fact such radios are widely available in...

In fact such radios are widely available in China.

When I last asked about this, the Motorola machines the shop had were made in Shanghai, and apparently identical to the models sold overseas....
Forum: China
Oct 28, 06, 1:38 pm
Replies: 155
Views: 25,466
Posted By Peter N-H

These conversations are always in danger of being...

These conversations are always in danger of being reduced to 'I can bargain better than you' stand-offs, and it's a quirk of human nature that few can bear the idea that they've paid more than they...
Forum: China
Oct 28, 06, 10:02 am
Replies: 155
Views: 25,466
Posted By Peter N-H

It's always been common to deny that such prices...

It's always been common to deny that such prices are available, yet year after year I obtain them (late last year being the last time). It's always been 'common knowledge' that you have to pay at...
Forum: China
Oct 27, 06, 9:12 pm
Replies: 155
Views: 25,466
Posted By Peter N-H

This depends on what section you go to--the total...

This depends on what section you go to--the total number of kilometres is the key issue, and the final price should be well under the posted price per km times the number of kms. You'll also have to...
Forum: China
Sep 26, 06, 6:20 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 11,914
Posted By Peter N-H

The arguments you've set out have been confused...

The arguments you've set out have been confused since the very first posting, since when you've contradicted yourself on more than one occasion (and you might want to check the correct use of the...
Forum: China
Sep 26, 06, 3:11 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 11,914
Posted By Peter N-H

So it does seem odd, doesn't it, to suggest that...

So it does seem odd, doesn't it, to suggest that such places don't exist, and that the only alternative to spending US$35 or upwards is to eat unappealing or indigestible food in obscure places, only...
Forum: China
Sep 26, 06, 2:15 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 11,914
Posted By Peter N-H

Part of the point of the posting was that these...

Part of the point of the posting was that these aren't the restaurants that "average joe" dines in, but somewhere in the middle--affordable for many Shanghainese and Beijingers, but not on a daily...
Forum: China
Sep 25, 06, 6:34 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 11,914
Posted By Peter N-H

No, it doesn't. There's a vast range of...

No, it doesn't. There's a vast range of middle-market options which though you may not have tried them still exist, as was pointed out very clearly in an earlier post:

"There are innumerable...
Forum: China
Sep 25, 06, 12:11 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,190
Posted By Peter N-H

Increasing vocabulary is a question of repetition...

Increasing vocabulary is a question of repetition and constant attention. I still use a Palm with the PlecoDict Chinese dictionary software (http://www.plecodict.com -- also works on other handheld...
Forum: China
Sep 19, 06, 12:17 am
Replies: 64
Views: 11,914
Posted By Peter N-H

These fashions come and go, and it will be...

These fashions come and go, and it will be somewhere else in a few months. But the various Xiaowang branches (and what's happened to the other couple of equally expat-targeting ones on the south side...
Forum: China
Sep 18, 06, 10:35 am
Replies: 64
Views: 11,914
Posted By Peter N-H

I frequently make mistakes of style and logic...

I frequently make mistakes of style and logic (and other mistakes, of which answering this is probably one) but not on this particular occasion. The meaning of the sentence is straightforward to...
Forum: China
Sep 17, 06, 11:41 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 11,914
Posted By Peter N-H

Some of what poor schwarm was faced with were...

Some of what poor schwarm was faced with were expensive luxuries probably ordered with the best intention of showing maximum hospitality to the foreigners. But some can be found routinely almost...
Forum: China
Sep 17, 06, 5:28 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 11,914
Posted By Peter N-H

Er... no.

Er... no.
Forum: China
Sep 17, 06, 2:33 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 11,914
Posted By Peter N-H

This is a tautology, surely? But one of the...

This is a tautology, surely?

But one of the points of the reply was to show that you apparently don't have the range of experience (I mean this in the nicest possible way) on which to base this...
Forum: China
Sep 17, 06, 9:46 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,032
Posted By Peter N-H

Glance just a very little further down the page,...

Glance just a very little further down the page, and you'll see

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=576346

Peter N-H
Forum: China
Sep 17, 06, 12:09 am
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By Peter N-H

"Things that a tourist will want to know before...

"Things that a tourist will want to know before going" can be found in more detail in any guide book than can ever be provided here.

But for restaurants a personal favourite is the old colonial...
Forum: China
Sep 17, 06, 12:03 am
Replies: 64
Views: 11,914
Posted By Peter N-H

Just as 'I speak Chinese' doesn't tell you very...

Just as 'I speak Chinese' doesn't tell you very much (there are six different mutually unintelligible Chinese languages and endless dialects of them), neither does the expression 'Chinese food' make...
Forum: China
Sep 15, 06, 3:52 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 7,297
Posted By Peter N-H

I'd like to thank iahphx for his concise and...

I'd like to thank iahphx for his concise and accurate summary of the situation in China, derived from his own recent experience.

Two minor quibbles:



We've been talking principally about...
Forum: China
Sep 14, 06, 5:41 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 7,297
Posted By Peter N-H

Only if you have something of an obsession about...

Only if you have something of an obsession about this, or are a troll.

Moondog doesn't apparently set out to make any arguments, but merely provides some observations and a guess. A millionaire...
Forum: China
Sep 12, 06, 12:46 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 7,297
Posted By Peter N-H

As I've said before, this discussion is almost...

As I've said before, this discussion is almost never profitable, but it's important that others shouldn't be misled.

In China (which, being bigger and much more densely populated than the USA, is...
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