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CHINA – Prologue and First Impressions from Beijing

Landing in China it is clear we had arrived in the un-Mongolia – we left from an airport that had a just a few international flights a day and arrived in Beijing, where a the walk from the arrival gate to baggage claim was best tackled if you have packed a sack lunch. 2,134 more words

Round The World Travel

The Not So Disappointing Search for the Invisible KTV

I know I said I would update over my break, but considering it was my first real chance to get out of my room and see Beijing, it completely slipped my mind. 586 more words


Beijing, China

It’s been over a month since I last did a blog about China – Yangshuo was the last place and my favourite overall in the tour – so why not have this month’s addition as my least favourite place. 1,277 more words

Out And About

China 2: City lakes and lights

It was our first afternoon in Beijing and I trotted along after Mike, who seemed to know where he was going, and we duly arrived at another renovated hutong with nice shops and whatnot. 629 more words


China 1: Arriving in the hutongs

Earlier this month a taxi let us out at the side of a busy road in Beijing, the driver gesturing the direction we needed to head in. 627 more words


衚衕 / 胡同: Beijing's Hutong Scene

Once famous and significant for Beijing’s urban structure, the traditional Hutongs disappear from the city’s surface. But more and more the old chinese architectural style celebrates its comeback. 27 more words