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“I dropped my phone into bear’s enclosure!” or sharing a roof with panda.

CHINA | Wed, 16 Jul 2014 | By mariazhig | Views [46]

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

Rocks that play music

CHINA | Fri, 11 Jul 2014 | By mariazhig | Views [24]

Well, tonight I’m going to write about two Summer Palaces and Beihai Park which all could be found in Beijing. Summer Palace. 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

A chance to travel back in time.

CHINA | Thu, 3 Jul 2014 | By mariazhig | Views [60]

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

I saw a bear near the Great Wall of China!

CHINA | Wed, 25 Jun 2014 | By mariazhig | Views [68]

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

Wait me near the Tower Bridge; I’m going to come from the Great Wall of China in no time at all!

CHINA | Mon, 2 Jun 2014 | By mariazhig | Views [28]

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

Brace yourselves, guys. We’re going there!

CHINA | Thu, 29 May 2014 | By mariazhig | Views [36]

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

A truly great wall

CHINA | Thu, 6 Feb 2014 | By kpow | Views [123]

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

TEFL Training - Week Two

CHINA | Sat, 10 Aug 2013 | By aussie_ange | Views [150]

  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

TEFL Training - Week One

CHINA | Sun, 4 Aug 2013 | By aussie_ange | Views [147]

I left the Sydney International Airport on 2013/06/29 not knowing who or what to expect. After an 11 hour flight I landed safely within the Beijing International Airport with a young man, Jonathon, waiting to pick me up and take me to my hime for the ... Read more >

Tags: beijing, china, classes, teacher, tefl

Photos: My Scholarship entry - Middle Kingdom, Middle Class

CHINA | Tue, 11 Jun 2013 | By micro | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

A measly 1200 characters. Here goes: My name is Mike. I'm a wanderer. When I travel, my camera is as necessary as my passport. New places and cultures inspire me. I've always felt compelled to try and capture my experiences on the road. For what reason ... Read more >
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Tags: beijing, china, middle class, shanghai

Photos: Middle Kingdom, Middle Class

CHINA | Sat, 8 Jun 2013 | By micro | Photo Gallery

I find China a fascinating place due to the speed at which it is changing and the opposing forces pulling it in different directions. There are visible tensions between old and new, rich and poor, tradition and progress, communism and capitalism, history ... Read more >
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Tags: beijing, china, fashion, middle class, music, shanghai, technology, travel

Travel Writing Scholarship 2013 - The Winner

CHINA | Mon, 13 May 2013 | By scholarships | Views [23273] | Comments [16]

First of all, thank you all for waiting so patiently as we completed our deliberations on the final shortlist. Each year, you seem to make the job of judging just a bit more difficult - and this year was no exception. As well as taking us on your personal ... Read more >

Tags: assignment, beijing, china, culture, food, journalism, rough guides, scholarships, travel, writing

Travel Writing Scholarship 2013 - Beijing, China

CHINA | Tue, 12 Feb 2013 | By scholarships | Views [213185] | Comments [128] | Video

Applications are now closed - best of luck to everyone that applied!   Keen to turn your passion for writing into a profession? This year we want to send you to Beijing, China! Crisscrossed by freeways, spiked with ... Read more >

Tags: assignment, beijing, china, culture, food, journalism, rough guides, scholarships, travel, writing

Life on the Road as a Rough Guides author: Interview with Martin Zatko

WORLDWIDE | Thu, 7 Feb 2013 | By projecttravel | Views [5403] | Comments [2]

Think you have the chops to become a travel writer? This year we want to send you to Beijing, China on our Travel Writing Scholarship to be mentored by Rough Guides author, Martin Zatko. Martin Zatko is of unashamedly mongrel blood, and remains ... Read more >

Tags: assignment, beijing, china, culture, food, journalism, rough guides, scholarships, travel, writing

Photos: My Scholarship entry - A 'place' I have visited

CHINA | Sun, 13 Jan 2013 | By sammyp | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

As a child I was always fascinated with visual art, almost as much as my passion for discovering new and alien places, cultures, and people. Travelling is said to broaden the mind, and I've found that statement to be 100% accurate in my experiences so ... Read more >
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Tags: beijing, black and white, china, people, photography, wudang mountain, wudangshan

Beijing Day 2

CHINA | Fri, 26 Oct 2012 | By sjgordo22 | Views [128]

We had an excellent go at trying everything at the buffet this morning: pumpkin cakes, cucumber juice and the egg bar! We had been dreaming of the yummy croissants too but learnt a valuable lesson- she who hesitates at the croissant station gets no croissant…... Read more >

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Beijing Day 1

CHINA | Wed, 24 Oct 2012 | By sjgordo22 | Views [177] | Comments [1]

Woke up after a luxurious sleep and a shower in my own private suite (Belinda kindly slept in the extra bed in the living room) and up to the included buffet breakfast on the top floor. Warning this entry will contain over the top food descriptions as ... Read more >

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A night and a day in Beijing

CHINA | Mon, 22 Oct 2012 | By sjgordo22 | Views [175] | Comments [1]

The China adventure has started! We had another great flight from Singapore to Beijing with delicious dinner, a glass of wine and a reassuring American pilot. The airport was enormous with a soaring, dome shaped ceiling. It was very quiet that late at ... Read more >

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Back Story

USA | Fri, 21 Sep 2012 | By emacinat | Views [183]

I grew up hearing the stories and experiences of my father, D. F. Myers.   He was 60 years old when I was born, the last of his four children who were spread across four decades of his life.   He had been back in the United States for ... Read more >

Tags: beijing, burma road, china defense supplies, chongqing, d. f. myers, myers, shanghai, shenyang

Beijing-Culture

CHINA | Tue, 24 Apr 2012 | By wi-niko | Views [354]

21 April 2012 Beijing is the culture heart of China.  While the city sets sight on international trade it still holds the authentic and ancient Chinese culture in everyday life. Hutong -Many pictures of Beijing catalogue the red doors around ... Read more >

Tags: beijing, food, hutongs, scandals, shopping, squat toilets

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