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The Forbidden City

I have an idea for a new show on Channel 10.

It’s based on life in the Forbidden City.

There’s one guy- the Emperor. And 3000 girls – concubines – fighting for his heart. 252 more words


The desi panda in Hue: A breath-taking experience

After our eventful train ride we went out to discover the city of Hue the next day. The city itself was in hindsight not that special if you look at the architecture or monuments, apart from its Forbidden City complex of course. 513 more words

Vietnam: Hue, an imperial city

From Hanoi we flew to Hue in the centre of Vietnam. Hue used to be the city of the emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty.The Perfume River runs through the city. 307 more words


Where are all the people at?

Scrolling through my Instagram feed I realise China doesn´t look crowded at all, which is obviously not how most travellers experience it. If you are allergic to crowds or just like to get clean shots of impressive ancient structures try this: 350 more words


Last Stop, Beijing -- the final installment

Beijing used to be Peking.  Now the only things called Peking are Peking Duck and Peking Airport. On October 1, 1949, Chairman Mao (as our guide always called him) seized control of the city, announced the creation of the People’s Republic of China and changed the name back to Beijing. 1,825 more words


When my husband went to Beijing...

A sequel to my blog “When I went to Shanghai…“,  this post is an attempt to encompass the explorations of yet another Chinese metropolis – the Chinese capital and the historical city of Beijing, but this time, with a twist. 1,512 more words


Day 5 School Trip to China

On day 5 of our stay in Beijing, students said farewell to their host families and resumed touring with their teachers and the adult members of our party. 68 more words