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Blue Sky in Beijing

I love a blue sky.  On a recent trip to Beijing, we were lucky enough to have a few days, including one on the Great Wall.   85 more words

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The Spotted Leopard, Beijing

Beijing, a city of over 21 million people, covering an area over 600 square miles, making it the world’s third largest city. It was the Labor Holiday, so things were very laid back with everyone off work. 1,655 more words


Reflections of China

“Empty your mind of all thoughts. Let your heart be at peace. Watch the turmoil of beings, but contemplate their return.” -Tao Te Ching

When I first arrived at the Beijing International Airport I had no idea what time it was because the flight was more than twelve hours long and I was severely deprived of sleep. 518 more words



I visited this city of history in the middle of winter.

Blisteringly windy and outfitted for Californian cold, Beijing was rough. Luckily, I was rewarded for my efforts with some incredible sights. 12 more words

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The Forbidden City Walk-through

Prolog: This post replaces two posts I published in October 2014 on the same topic. The quality of the pictures in that post was horrid and I am a bit embarrassed that I even posted those. 737 more words


A Trip Back: China Part 5–Beijing

The overnight train from Hangzhou may have been the end of my modeling career, but it was only the beginning of our adventures in Beijing. As Anna and I made our way to our newest hostel, I noted that Beijing was very different than hip, flashy Shanghai. 776 more words

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