I am visiting a friend in Qinhuangdao and staying with her so don't need a hotel booking apart from my final night in China.
My flight back to Europe leaves Beijing at 6.45am, so I am going to have to travel into Beijing (by myself as my friend will be working) the day before, stay in a hotel and get to the airport in the morning.
Any advice whether to stay in the city or by the airport? How easy getting a taxi in the middle of the night is when you don't speak any manadrin?
I travel a lot but usually stay in youth hostels so hotels, taxi's and airport transfers aren't usually on my agenda (it's normally public transport). I'm happy to spend money for a nice hotel if it will give me a reliable, simple transfer at 4.30am