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February Theme Day: Tired

Since mammals hibernate in the winter, tired is an apt theme for this month.

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Evicted Migrants Accidentally Bricked In

Beijing’s well-documented campaign to expel migrant workers from the city has resulted in thousands of evictions, as well as the destruction of countless “illegal structures” throughout the capital. 404 more words


China Day 1: Yonghe Temple & Wangfujing Shopping Street,

My story begins when I landed in Beijing Capital airport at 5 am on a Saturday in early November. The British Airways flight from Heathrow was smooth and uneventful. 1,210 more words


Braving the Golden Week Crowds in Beijing

Every time I got asked what I was doing for October break, people would look at me as if I was crazy.  They didn’t mean to but it is a well known fact that Golden Week is a ridiculous time to be travelling within China.  717 more words


Day 14 - Pork Lungs and Baijiu in Beijing 🍻

Today we woke up around 7, made our way downstairs for another all you can eat America breakfast. After breakfast we quickly got packed and took the metro to the train station to catch our train to Beijing. 513 more words

China 2017

Qianmen 前门

Yesterday, it rained. And kept on raining. It was raining when I woke up, and rained all day until after I went to bed. It cooled things down, at least, and although it was rain, it wasn’t particularly cold, as I found out when I went to get some fruit in the morning, and got a little wet (and a good few funny looks, with me in my coat, hood up, and shorts on, walking to the shop). 408 more words

Lost in the Hutongs: Beijing, China

I don’t know what spurred me to head out into the hutongs — little alleyways that run between streets all over old downtown Beijing — when I woke up at 3:30 AM on my own. 1,454 more words