I am starting to make travel arrangements to go to Beijng. Some of my questions would be : Do I need a tour guide to get around? I do not speak Chinese language and I picture myself trying to use pictures or sign-language in order to communicate my thoughts. I not good at pictures or sign-language by the way. My second questions would be I am planning to stay two weeks. Is this too long or just about right? I am traveling on a budget, I am adventurous, however I must adhere to the advice of the wise. Any comment or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.