Looking for a central place to call home during your time in the big dumpling? Join our house of three bilingual Beijing enthusiasts eager to share their food, their lives, as well as their perspectives on China as you create and refine your own.
We live in a spacious four bedroom apartment in one section of the Sanlitun neighborhood. You'll be staying in the master bedroom where, aside from affording you a little extra personal space and a large bed, you'll also have your own private bathroom.
The common room and kitchen areas are quite a bit larger than the average apartments with this type of location.
We love hosting our friends and friends of friends on a pretty regular basis whether it's for brunch, lunch, dinner, or film/documentary showings. We aspire to put on a casual discussion series where we invite Beijing-based friends or others traveling through town to talk about ideas on their mind or projects they are working on for a small group of folks who are interested in hearing and talking more about it.
Please take advantage of the living room to watch a movie (we could start our own DVD store) or read a book (a majority of China-themed, communications, and business, as well as a smattering of others) to unwind.
And though you may want to take advantage of the range of delicious delights Beijing has to offer outside of our doors, we'd be happy to have you join us for a meal. You could also use the kitchen if you'd like to cook yourself.
Interazione con gli ospiti
While our house is very social in nature, know that you are always welcome to join, or equally welcome to retire to the privacy of your room. We've structured the house in this way to ensure maximum privacy for you, if desired.
We're happy to help you think through the days you are with us. And in some cases, the days you have beyond us. Our house is a mix of Chinese and international folks, who have lived from big cities to small villages in other places outside of Beijing. We all also catch the travel bug from time to time, as well as travel for work both domestically and abroad.
We also enjoy going to a range of community events. We might not know what we'll be up to super far in advance, but when you're staying with us, we'll be able to give you the run down of what you might be able to join us for.
Whether it's assistance with your day or a desire to delve into deeper conversation, we're often down for a chat. Just let us know what you're up for.
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Did we miss anything?
Though we've casually hosted friends and friends of friends for years, with a pinch of professional hospitality experience to boot ((URL HIDDEN) we're new to AirBnB, and just getting started.
The house rules are pretty standard:
Take your shoes off when you come in the main door.
Be neat and tidy in the common areas (particularly the kitchen).
Sharing your quirky sides is strongly encouraged.
Open and honest communication is a must.
Have a question? A problem? Let's talk about it.
I'm not here, nor there, but somewhere in between, connecting the dots.
I'm an American who has spent 9 years in China. 7 of them have been concentrated in the megalopolis of Beijing. 2 of them were in an out-of-the-way village in rural Yunnan Province.
China has taught me to look at the world through a different lens. It has shown me a different take on quality time, family, friendship, and hospitality. And everyday I am reminded how powerful difference can be, provided you have the right attitude. Isn't life all the more delicious when you indulge in what's in front of you with a curious mindset?
I wish AirBnB existed during my first chunk of time in Beijing. We were already in the habit of hosting friends and friends of friends. It's always fun to meet someone new, to have a meaningful conversation about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and share moments in time and pieces of the places and spaces we love with others.
Recently back in the big dumpling after a couple years mostly in New Haven, CT and a several month stint in Honolulu, HI. AirBnB is now alive and well, and the opportunity to bring it (and you) to our home is something my roommates and I are excited about.
Or perhaps I'm on the road and you'll be graciously hosting me and possibly the special one(s) I'm with?
Places that have altered my thinking: Upstate New York; Providence, Rhode Island; Beijing and Chengdu (Sichuan Province), China; Xizhou village, Dali, Yunnan Province, China (or anywhere, really, in Yunnan); Durban, Bulungula, Franschhoek, Capetown, and Rustenberg South Africa; Delhi, India; Yangon, Myanmar; Honolulu, Hawaii; Dijon, Bordeaux, and Paris, France.
Looking forward to meeting you, getting to know about your story, and sharing time and space together.
Feel free to drop me a line with any questions on your mind.
"And those were who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."