Real Chinese - Travel and Transport
Real Chinese is an up-to-the-minute introduction to Chinese life, culture and language. This ten-part series is for anyone travelling to China for holidays, study or work - and anyone else who simply wants to find out more about this fast-changing nation. The programmes are set in and around Beijing, with visits to mountains, countryside and a popular beach resort.
The series covers the language essentials needed to get the most out of a trip and explore beyond the usual tourist trail: how to greet people in Chinese, order food and drink, ask the way, travel around, hold simple conversations and enjoy sports and nightlife. Each 15-minute programme also offers insights into the culture, both past and present, from ancient arts, architecture and beliefs to current tastes in shopping, fashion and entertainment.
In this episode, tips on getting around by taxi, coach and train - and how to do it in Chinese. Plus, a trip to the Great Wall and beyond, to the mountains, palaces and temples of Chengde.