Good article but I was surprised by her limited restaurant recommendations. There are great places for Peking Duck and great Irish pubs; both within a couple blocks of the Peninsula. Pointing at pictures on menu is a tradition for both foreigners and locals alike; after all, some of the characters for food are not that easily remembered. Also, she didn't mention the Regent Hotel that does serve fantastic Peking Duck. We have stayed at Regent twice and Peninsula once; both are excellent in excellent locations.
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