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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

Beijing From Many Perspectives

In one day we visited Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Hutongs in Beijing. I couldn’t think anywhere else where three places within the same city which represent such different ways of life. 1,452 more words


There's nothing Beige about Beijing! 

Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow…

Beijing is such a historical and cultural city, there is so much to do here and I’m so grateful to have enjoyed a good four weeks of sight seeing and exploring.

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Street Life, Beijing Style 

When I booked this trip I didn’t realise what a delightful area I had chosen.

It am staying close to the Houhai lake and surrounded by Hutongs. 86 more words