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Farewell China

After a 14 hour sleeper train we finally arrived in Beijing where the streets were filled with western stores – Costa, Starbucks, Subway…Our first two days in this food filled haven consisted of us hopping from coffee shop to western restaurant scoffing our faces whilst downing coffee. 551 more words

Beijing, China: Forbidden City and The Great Wall of China

I landed in Beijing smoothly at 4.30am, where I rushed through the crowd to be one of the first through passport control. I was a little worried with how strict they can be. 1,940 more words


Hutong clans: exploring backstreet Beijing

We’ve just finished our breakfast.

We’re sitting greasy fingered and sated, on low red plastic stools crammed into the corner of a tiny back alley shop. 258 more words


Stop 1-The Forbidden City

When we first moved to Beijing, my husband was very eager to go visit the Forbidden City. Even still being jet lagged, we headed on our our first weekend in the city to see one of the most popular sights. 828 more words


Forbidden City

Today I got stopped and questioned by a Chinese police officer, what did you do?

I was also asked for selfies with three different people, the last being an adorable little girl, a child who actually seemed to like me, a miracle. 178 more words


26 days in China, part 1 - Beijing

Happy new year! It’s been a month since I last wrote but I have an excuse – I was in China for 26 days during the Christmas holidays and had only gotten back to Glasgow three days ago. 1,302 more words