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Thursday Doors (on Friday): Beijing City Wall

After walking through the maze of Hutongs and around the train station with offset maps, we finally found the park we were looking for.

There were some doors here, (and I was on the lookout for them so I could post them on Thursday Doors) but there were also interesting walls and windows. 482 more words


Nuremberg, 14th July

Train here was an absolute nightmare, people everywhere, on the floor, sitting on laps, squished in the corridors, most of them giggling and shrieking. Am I going to nuremberg or new delhi, I said to myself. 103 more words

North City Gate

Zhengding ancient city was once surrounded by two layers of walls – the inner and outer walls. While these have mostly been destroyed (most significantly during the Japanese occupation) some traces of the original structures do remain. 144 more words


Xi'an: Day 3 | 西安:第三天


If I had one day of regrets, this was the day. After the second day, we both felt so exhausted we thought to ourselves – hey, let’s take it easy today. 268 more words


Family visit IV: Nanjing

After Beijing, Jinan and Qufu, our next stop was Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu province. In Nanjing we experienced crazy weather: the first day was unbearably hot and humid, and the second day was cold and rainy. 590 more words


Xi'an: Day 1 | 西安:第一天

5月23日 – 5月24日

Left Ningbo super early on the 23rd (day after my exams!) because I had an early flight to Xi’an! Thought it’d be nice to ‘treat myself’ a little after exams, and also because I felt like, after being in China for so long, I still hadn’t been to a lot of places in China? 584 more words


Mini Trip to Xi'An!

With family visiting, we took this opportunity to go to Xi-An to visit the Terra-Cotta Warriors and more.  We learned that Xi means west and An means peace. 878 more words