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When in China, beware of man-eating manholes

A friend of mine who moved to Beijing a couple of years ago told me that his mom warned him to be wary when walking near manholes in the city. 125 more words


Beijing Bites: DaDong Roast Duck

As a child, I was notoriously picky. My main sources of nutrition were bread, pasta, peanut butter, and duck. While everything else I ate in moderation, I could inhale duck. 389 more words

China's proposed Beijing super-region

One of the bigger plans that President Xi Jinping proposed this year was the integration of Beijing with Tianjin and Hebei province into a more unified region. 410 more words

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Nan Luo Gu Xiang

Nan Lu Guo Xiang is a hutong in the Dongcheng district of Beijing. It is lined up with really cute stores and snack shops. Also, the distinct lanterns hanging overhead are up year round.   461 more words


If Carlsberg did weekends......

….they’d let someone else do the beer for a start, but hopefully they’d create something like the weekend just gone.

On Saturday I played football for three hours in an air quality that could pass as humane, before cooling off in a pool whilst drinking Great Leap’s Little General IPA. 258 more words



The hike through Badachu Park is steep, uneven and in July, very sweaty. This couple hiked all the way up at the same time we did and did a good job keeping up with us. 47 more words



Our tour of China started with Tiananmen square. It is interesting to tour the square knowing the history. I don’t know what I was expecting to see? 292 more words

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