Some Chinese friends that I originally met in the US had a party at one of their apartments last night. The party was fun and the people were nice. The interesting part was taking a taxi there in the evening. My friend sent me the exact address and even some nearby landmarks, but the driver couldn't find the place for the life of him. He stopped 3 times to ask people on the street where the address was, and still couldn't locate it. Eventually I called my buddy and figured out how to get there. Aparently Beijing is quite large and it's hard to know how to get everyplace. Originally I thought all the cab drivers had experienced the same mental retardation.