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Coalman on his round along the hutongs of Beijing. Click image for more photographs of Beijing.

Two tricycles approach each other along the valley, neither giving way. 1,389 more words

Beijing

China #Part 1 Beijing

(24th – 26th March)

Our flight left Hanoi at 10am and we arrived in Beijing at 2.30pm (local time, one hour ahead of Vietnam, +8 UK). 1,237 more words

Finishing Beijing and Heading to Xi'an

March 14, 2015 For our final day in Beijing, we went to visit the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. We thought that we were being smart by waiting until a weekday to visit, but we were completely wrong! 735 more words

Adventure In China

Beijing Welcomes You! (欢迎你!)

*DISCLAIMER: BEFORE YOU READ ANYTHING, DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND WATCH THIS VIDEO. THIS IS WHY I LOVE CHINA.  –> https://youtu.be/5bdFoA96iTw

We decided to head to my “least favorite city” for the weekend. 1,160 more words

Gargoyle of the Day: Forbidden City, Beijing

I bet you didn’t see this one coming! We tend to associate gargoyles with the Gothic architecture of medieval Europe,  but the idea of carving functional drain-spouts into the shapes of real or imagined creatures is not unique to Europe, Christianity, or the Middle Ages. 86 more words

Art History

#CHENGDE #CHINA: PARADISE LOST IN AN EDIFICE COMPLEX

August 2012

China’s cities are so large and massive, and growing, that it’s sometimes frightening, and as hard as ever to travel independently… scarcely a word or destination written in Pinyin (Romanized Chinese)—much less English—in the typical Chinese bus or train station, nor counter help equipped to deal with it verbally… Hotel staff are a little better—but not much… 807 more words

World Travel

Sitting Pretty in the Forbidden City

Greetings from the Future!

It is just past 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 15. Much has transpired since our last dispatch. We traversed the North Pole, Siberia and through time and space and finally arrived at our first destination, Beijing. 395 more words