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Beijing's Ancient City Center

We were up early again on day 3 in Beijing! Today we were headed to the city center with alot of sites to cover.  Tiananmen Square… 861 more words

Spring / Summer Travels


Algumas dicas

Não dá pra mentir que a primeira viagem pra China dá alguns medos. A diferença da língua e se dá pra se virar sozinho são os maiores deles. 3,083 more words


Heavenly Temples

It wouldn’t be a JKRoaming certified city visit without some Temples being included. Beijing has some answers for that…

First up was the Lama Temple located near the Hutongs of Dongsi District. 370 more words


My Beijing

Well, hello again! Please forgive my long absence from the blogosphere. Since the halfway point in my study abroad program, I have been so busy trying to soak up every last moment that I haven’t had time to write about any of it. 1,181 more words

Beijing, where the ancient and the ultramodern rub shoulders

There were moments during my visit to Singapore that were accompanied by a nagging sense of familiarity. Something about the carved wood and ancient rituals of the Buddhist temples, set so starkly against a backdrop of rampant modernity and towering skyscrapers, brought back memories from a couple of years ago of another (working) trip to a very different but similarly extraordinary city: Beijing. 665 more words


Sweet Summertime

Summer has arrived in Beijing! With the absolutely beautiful weather today, it’s so nice to be able to spend the entire day outside, brunching at outdoor cafes, and wondering through the hutongs. 28 more words


Hutong Portraits - Small Wall Exhibition: A big success

Happy faces all around: Models, Neighbours, Hostel Guests, Tourists, Passers By and the team of Photographers making it happen enjoyed the Small Wall Exhibition at the Leo Courtyard Hostel last night celebrating the end of a day full of work, laughter and creativity while marbling about the portraits of the inhabitants of the local Hutong. 240 more words