How to extend a German Passport?

Informationen zur Passbeantragung Die Sommerferien stehen vor der Tür! Sie wollen verreisen? Ist Ihr Pass noch gültig und hat er noch ausreichend Platz für evtl. notwendige Visa sowie Ein- und Ausreisestempel? In Ihrem Interesse möchten wir Sie daran erinnern, Ihren

I need a taxi to the airport but have to fly very early. How do I order one?

When your flight leaves very early or you have to leave during rush hour you might want to order a taxi to make sure you make it to the airport in time. For this you can call a taxi call

Is it recommended to take a black taxi?

Although there are more than 76.000 cabs cruising the streets of Beijing, it typically only takes a few rain drops and it gets almost impossible to hail one. This means big time for all the private/black taxi (heiche 黑车) operators

How do I use the yikatong on busses?

For fixed fare busses, you only swipe when hopping on. Signs next to the door of the bus will inform you which type of bus you are hopping on. On flexible fare busses you swipe hopping on AND before you

All the ticket vending machines are offline. Where do I go?

The ticket vending machines sometimes are offline. You then have to find the ticket counter in the subway stations to buy a ticket or recharge your yikatong. For some reason you can usually obtain the yikatong (and recharge them) only

How do I get the Beijing Transportation Card?

The Beijing Subway and bus passes are very conveniently obtained at almost every service counter in the subway stations. Whereas it doesn’t save you money taking the MTR (though a lot of time queueing up for a ticket), on many

I returned to Europe and have already been waiting 3 months for my packages to arrive. What do I do?

When you send off your packages, make sure you write your name and “c/o ECCS” and the office address as the sender. Do this not just on the form but also on the package itself. In case your package is

I have a ton of stuff to send home. What can I do?

Ask your airline for an extra baggage allowance, some airlines even allow one extra suitcase free of charge when you ask early enough (e.g. British Airways). In other cases you might need to pay overweight charge, but at a reduced

My aunt wants to send chocolate for Christmas. What do I tell her?

For packages and Mail from Europe you can use the office address and send her this template: ECCS Office Mail Address: c/o ECCS, Dr. Matthias Niedenfuehr, Beijing 100871 Peking University Dep. of Philosophy, 4th Yard, ECCS, People’s Republic of China 北大欧洲中国研究合作中心 ECCS,宁洲明博士,中国100871北京市海淀区颐和园路5号哲学系四院 There is always someone

I want to send urgent mail to Europe. What is the best way?

You might have mail to send to Europe. Depending on how urgent it is, there are several ways to send it: Chinese Postal Service The cheapest way is to send it by the airmail service of the Chinese Postal Service, but