I am planning a trip to beijing next june. I was speaking to a friend who said I was crazy! He said June was too hot, crowded and smoggy. Nobody spoke english (well...it is China!) and he was quick to point out that I am one of those travelers that like convenience and comfort. I do plan on staying at the penisula! I am considered a high maintenance chick...should I rethink this destination. I find it hard to believe I would be roughing it.