7 Beijing Quirks

As we come to the end of our two weeks in the Chinese capital, this is a selection of some of our favourite quirks of Beijing:

1) When you enter a restaurant, you are handed a menu and then the waitor asks what you want before you have even opened it and they look annoyed if you try and actually read the menu to choose a dish. This makes food ordering kind of stressful as you only have about 30 seconds to choose something! Also your plate/cup/bowl arrives wrapped in plastic to show that it is clean:  (more…)