Shanghied in Beijing

John C.

A cab from the center of Beijing to the middle of nowhere, 80KM outside the city. That’s where I told the driver, in my broken Cantonese, that he wasn’t taking me to a designated site on the Great Wall (for running) and I was getting out. The driver figured I was kidding, but I wasn’t. Paid him 1/2 the fare for trying to scam me, then walked into the local town, where there happened to be an ATM. Hired a guy in a mini-bus and managed to get back to Beijing.

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