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Beijing Ten Years Later

CHINA | Thu, 18 Feb 2016 | By sborto | Views [225]

After more than five years living in the Chinese capital, today is the last night that I will spend here before going back to Barcelona, my hometown. Everything is ready: I've vacated my apartment; I've sent all the junk I've accumulated during ... Read more >

Tags: beijing, china

Beijing, the Great Wall, and the start of Hong Kong

CHINA | Thu, 16 Oct 2014 | By parisephone | Views [172] | Comments [1]

So were in Beijing! And our hotel is absolutely incredible and of course Matt and I stand out like sore thumbs walking in with our backpacks and rubby clothes. We have a suite all to ourselves, complete with smart technology. Push a button to open the ... Read more >

Tags: beijing, greatwall, hongkong

The wheels are rolling to Mongolia

CHINA | Wed, 10 Sep 2014 | By daveonhols | Views [182]

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

Wandering the Hutongs

CHINA | Tue, 9 Sep 2014 | By daveonhols | Views [168]

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

It starts tomorrow

CHINA | Tue, 9 Sep 2014 | By daveonhols | Views [146]

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

A truly great wall

CHINA | Thu, 6 Feb 2014 | By kpow | Views [308]

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 [275]

  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 [301]

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

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 [183]

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 [289] | 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 [279] | 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 [361]

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 [549]

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

Beijing-Sightseeing

CHINA | Tue, 24 Apr 2012 | By wi-niko | Views [831]

21 April 2012 On Tuesday, April 17 I flew Hainan airlines to Beijing.  I stayed 4 days in the Peking International Youth hostel which turned out to be in a great location in central Beijing as well as good clean accomodation. Day 1- Forbidden ... Read more >

Tags: 798 district, beijing, forbidden city, lama temple, mao memorial, palace museum, summer palace, the great wall, tiananmen square

Travel + New Job

CHINA | Mon, 16 Apr 2012 | By wi-niko | Views [327]

16 April 2012 This weekend I waited for a phone call from Go Abroad China Foundation to tell me if they had found new work for me.  I did not hear from Zoe by Monday morning and began thinking that I need to make use of my time if I were to have ... Read more >

Tags: beijing, highteam communications

Will write for food

USA | Thu, 22 Mar 2012 | By morf | Views [302]

I have fantasized for many years of world travel with the organizing theme of exploring local cuisines. At home, my criterion for my favorite places to eat is simple; find a place where no one – except perhaps the ... Read more >

Tags: beijing, china, food, tofu, travel

Post-Christmas Blues become thoughts for travel in 2012...

UNITED KINGDOM | Fri, 30 Dec 2011 | By emily_mcd | Views [295]

2012. Big year! Olympics in London and, according to the Mayan calander, the end of the world. So I thought I’d better go somewhere spectacular. I’m thinking Beijing. But the thought of getting there is so much simpler than planning. I can’t wait ... Read more >

Tags: 2012, beijing, china, planning

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