To make the big game safe, now all the basement hotels are closed in Beijing. For whatever purpose, lots of buildings in Beijing have basement rooms, some even have windows half way above the ground. This kind of rooms usually are cheap, and not bad to stay during the summer time. Now for the sake of this game, the renters can either pay more to get a normal hotel room, or leave Beijing.
Regarding the news about the $1 for all-you-can-eat buffet in Beijing International Media Center, I think it is fine. Luckily it is not for some refugee camps. Otherwise 1$ buffet will blow the ceiling away.
Last Friday, I flied to Beijing again for some Hukou related issues. As usual, the flight from Shanghai to Beijing was delayed for 30 minutes. This time I found one better choice of transportations than taxi, the airport shuttle. The ticket fare is CNY 16 from airport to ZhongGuanCun . It turned out that I arrived in Beijing in the wrong time. It was very hot and humid. The whole city was just like cooked in a steaming hot pot. When I completed my tasks and came back to airport in the evening, it begun to rain, the heavy T-storm. The airport was shut down, no landing, no taking off. Some flights were cancelled eventually. My flight was 20:00PM. The flight was not cancelled and finally took off after midnight. When I arrived in Shanghai, it was around 3:00AM already. The neat thing is PuDong Terminal 2, it locates right on another side of Meglev . However, for the 3 terminals in Beijing airport, it is another story. It generates lots of confusion for passengers about which term
To share Windows folder to Ubuntu - share the folder in Windows - run the following commands in Ubuntu > cd > mkdir winshare > sudo chmod 777 winshare > sudo aptitude install smbfs > sudo aptitude install winbind > sudo nano /etc/nsswitch.conf, add wins to hosts line > sudo mount -t cifs \\windows_host_name\shared_folder_name /home/username/winshare -o windows_username To share Ubuntu folder to Windows - run the following commands in Ubuntu > cd > mkdir vmshare > sudo chmod 777 vmshare > browse to vmshare folder in Nautilus UI, righ-click and follow the steps to share. - access the shared folder in Windows as \\ubuntu_host_name_or_ip\vmshare