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CHINA | Wed, 10 Sep 2014 | By daveonhols | Views 
We've passed through fifty four tunnels on the way out of Beijing. Rumour has it that we will psas through over sixty in total before we are out into open country.
The sky is blue, with only a hint of grey-ish smog overhead. ... Read more >
Tags: beijing, china, hebei, train, trans-mongolian
CHINA | Tue, 9 Sep 2014 | By daveonhols | Views 
As with Shanghai, this was not my first time in Beijing, and I have already seen the main sights. I decided to spend the first day wandering the old lanes and back alleys, known as "hutongs", to get a feel for the ancient fabric of this historic ... Read more >
Tags: beijing, china, hutongs, ticket
CHINA | Tue, 9 Sep 2014 | By daveonhols | Views 
11:22. The departure from Beijing. Train K3. 847 miles. Twenty Eight hours. The real adventure begins. Through the great wall, into inner mongolia, the Gobi desert and across the border into Mongolia, over the vast ... Read more >
Tags: beijing, china, mongolia, train, trans-mongolia trans-siberian, ub, ulan bator
CHINA | Wed, 30 Jul 2014 | By mariazhig | Views 
Temple of Heaven or Tian Tan, as some people call it, is a complex of religious buildings in Beijing. In the past it used to be a place for annual ceremonies of prayer.
As you enter the complex you can go through a park directly to the Hall of Prayer ... Read more >
Tags: asia, beijing, china, chinese, temple, temple of heaven, the echo wall, travelling
CHINA | Thu, 24 Jul 2014 | By mariazhig | Views 
Well, today I write about random places which caught my attention in Beijing. Those are: Beijing National Stadium, Peking University andCCTV Headquarters.
Beijing National Stadium
For everyone who doesn’t know - Beijing National Stadium ... Read more >
Tags: beijing, beijing national stadium, birds nest, cctv headquarters, china, chinese, compass, peking university, sanlitun
CHINA | Wed, 16 Jul 2014 | By mariazhig | Views 
Well, to spend some time with such a rare animal, I think it’s something we all are really looking forward to. Beijing Zoo is a place where you can find pandas and lots of other animals.
The zoo is easy to reach by subway, getting out on the ... Read more >
Tags: animals, beijing, beijing zoo, china, chinese, pandas
CHINA | Fri, 11 Jul 2014 | By mariazhig | Views 
Well, tonight I’m going to write about two Summer Palaces and Beihai Park which all could be found in Beijing.
It was the first place I visited after arrival. Actually, Summer Palace is not a separate palace as some people ... Read more >
Tags: beihai park, beijing, china, chinese, gardens, green, old summer palace, parks, summer palace
CHINA | Thu, 3 Jul 2014 | By mariazhig | Views 
Spring. Beautiful Sunday morning. Beijing. Well, it’s not a bad idea to explore the city. And to be precise, to visit a place so many people talk about. Yes, you're right - Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City.
Subway took us quickly to the place ... Read more >
Tags: beijing, china, chinese, forbidden city, history, lost, subway, theater, tiananmen square
CHINA | Wed, 25 Jun 2014 | By mariazhig | Views 
It was a middle of July, one of hottest summer month in Beijing. Temperature outside was about 95 ºF (35 ºC). I was in my room for quite some time, enjoying the benefits of scientific development, i.e. air conditioning. It was quite chilly ... Read more >
Tags: bears, beijing, china, park, seven wonders of the world, the great wall of china
CHINA | Mon, 2 Jun 2014 | By mariazhig | Photo Gallery
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Tags: adventure, asia, beijing, china, chinese, journey, park, sightseeing, travel, world
CHINA | Mon, 2 Jun 2014 | By mariazhig | Views 
It sounds weird, doesn’t it? However, that’s exactly what you can say at the World Park in Beijing.
Once in the afternoon a friend of mine suggested going there. Unfortunately, it took us about two hours to get to the park. So, we ... Read more >
Tags: a round-the-world trip, beijing, sightseeing, world park
CHINA | Thu, 29 May 2014 | By mariazhig | Views 
It seemed like a good idea to spend a day in the park looking at amazingly beautiful red leaves. The place we chose was Fragrant Hills Park, one of the main tourist attractions in Beijing. When we got there, everything was perfect. We slowly walked through ... Read more >
Tags: beijing, cable car, china, climbing, cucumbers, fragrant hills park, mountains, red leaves
CHINA | Thu, 6 Feb 2014 | By kpow | Views 
This is a bit late, I know. I got a bit fed up with the computer at the hostel in Beijing (slow and restricted!) and stopped using it. Soz.
So, it's confirmed. The Great Wall, is, in fact, great! One big tip for it though, no matter if you do a guided ... Read more >
Tags: beijing, china, climbing, mountains
CHINA | Sat, 10 Aug 2013 | By aussie_ange | Views 
After the first week of training it was time for a couple days off!
For our planned day trip as a group it was off to the Summer Palace!
Such a big Palace, but truly amazing. Definitely need to go back and see it in Winter. With the ice ... Read more >
Tags: beijing, china, food, summer palace, ttc
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