Meet-head in Beijing? October 6, 2007 6:47 PM   Subscribe

Do we have enough people for a meetup in Beijing in late October?

I'll be in Beijing from 10/20-10/24 or so, and my impression is that at least more mefites lives in Beijing than in Shanghai.

I haven't been in Beijing for years, so could someone suggest a nice hangout spot near Tsinghua University/Zhong Guan Cun?
posted by of strange foe to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:47 PM (9 comments total)

There are a fair few new Mefites showing up as nearby now, so I bet something would be do-able. I have to be out of town on the 23rd, but will likely be free earlier (though I'm a terrible time manager). I'm in regular contact with bokane, so if he doesn't see this himself, I'll give him a heads-up.
I rarely get up anywhere near the universities (let's be honest, I rarely get more than 500 metres from me front door), so I'll leave suggestions of venues to one of our younger student types - though I did have a very nice time at a book talk at the One Way Street bookshop/cafe in the Yuanmingyuan not so long back.
Just the excuse we've needed, osf!
posted by Abiezer at 9:06 PM on October 6, 2007

hay guse doesn t this belong in aaskme LOL
posted by Hat Maui at 4:10 AM on October 7, 2007

Don't you mean Lol?
posted by Brocktoon at 2:39 PM on October 7, 2007

Thank you Abiezer, "One Way Street" looks very nice and quite suitable for a very small gathering, (and it looks like the meetup's shaping up to be one...)
posted by of strange foe at 7:26 PM on October 7, 2007

It might be that people aren't back from their national day holidays yet. I know klue mailed me about recommendations for a trip to Tibet. Which also reminds me that I can mail him too - never met but have chatted in the MonkeyFilter irc channel before.
posted by Abiezer at 8:06 PM on October 7, 2007

The holidays are sadly over. One Way Street looks like a nice place. Have had it recommended before (might also have been by Abiezer, come to think of it), but have yet to go there. I can't claim to know of a lot of Beijing Mefites, but with all the international students here these days - 4000 plus only at Peking University - you'd think there'd be some around.
posted by klue at 5:49 AM on October 8, 2007

Ok, I just added the meetup to the calendar. Hope 10/22 (a Monday) would work for you guys!
posted by of strange foe at 12:33 PM on October 10, 2007

And meet we did! And very pleasant it was too! And sorry for being a sleep-deprived space cadet and doing too much talking. But I did bring the puppy!
posted by Abiezer at 5:09 PM on October 22, 2007

Crap! Sorry I missed it! Guess I'll pay more attention to the MeTa rss from now on...
posted by benign at 7:01 PM on October 27, 2007

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