bascially it is endless, it just keeps going, until quite abruptly you find yourself in empty fields. I was a tourist twice before I decided to live and work here and the difference between being a tourist and a resident is very different, but like most things you get used to it....well some of it! A friend once said that living in Glasgow was like living in the jungle, you always had to be prepared, Beijing is pretty much the same. It requires patient, a lot of it, it also involes turning a blind eye to many things and praying that you don't get squashed like a fly when crossing the road to get milk. You also have to deal with the smog, or the endless greyness that envelopes the city six out of seven days of the week. But don't worry your eyes soon ajust to living in a shade of grey, your lungs however are a different matter. Yet Beijing is home to the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and it is the access point for the Great Wall, it also contains vast amounts of history, if you can find someone willing to talk about it. It can be a shoppers paradise or a nightmare, depending on your skills at bartering, it offers some of the strangest foods known to man and if you can stomach it, the Bajio is in plentiful suppy! So if
your a resident, a business man or woman or a tourist Beijing has plenty to offer, sometimes you just need to know where to find it.