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Beijing

Three of the Greatest Highlights of Beijing

The Chinese capital of Beijing is truly inspiring. Those who have had the pleasure of visiting this city never forget its alluring mix of incredible history and culture, as well as its truly unique sense of imperial splendour. Preconceptions and stereotypes will be blown away when you see the incredible

Ghost Street in Beijing

One of the places frequented by expats is the Gui Jie or the Ghost Street in Beijing. Don’t be fooled by its name—ghosts are nowhere in sight. At least, to my knowledge. Right off Dongzhimen Subway Station or at Beixinqiao Subway (closer) is Gui Jie, a street teeming with restaurants

A Traditional Chinese Wedding

This is a repost from my old livejournal blog which I abandoned long time ago.  An Aussie friend and his lovely Chinese girlfriend got married in a traditional Chinese wedding at Beihai Park, one snowy day. Beihai Park, in Beijing, is the park where the Mongolian hero-fighter Genghis Khan built the

The Great Wall of China in Snow

Have you seen the Great Wall of China in snow? If not, then, here are some photos for you to look at. We all have seen what the Great Wall looks like when the weather is nice, sunny, and warm. In summer, you’ve seen the magnificent views of the Great

Pedicabs in China

Not only are bicycles ubiquitous in China but also pedicabs. They compete for the streets with other modes of transport – and can be annoying when they cause and contribute to the traffic during rush hours. Pedicabs have many uses for many people. They are practical to use for every

Life in China – Napping Outdoors

A powerful nap can make a difference in your day. Ask that to anyone who makes napping outdoors a habit, a routine in their daily lives. When an irresistible nap takes over, a head doesn’t consider a place to rest on–be it on a bench, a fence, a wall, a

The Guy That Holds The Flags of the World

Exactly five years ago, August 8, 2008 at 8:08 pm, the 2008 Summer Beijing Olympic Games opened in a lavish ceremonies that held our collective breath into admiration of a country that’s becoming an economic powerhouse. I can still recall the craziness of the whole duration (two weeks) of the Olympic Games—from

Chinese Doors and Their Scary-Looking Doorknobs

While living in China for years, the doors at Chinese houses keeps my attention. The door handles – in various sizes, shapes, colors and the superstitions that come with them are fascinating. Most doorknobs are in the shape of a lion or a dragon’s head. I really couldn’t accurately identify

Life in China Series – Park Games

The parks in China (I mean, Beijing) are full of old men and women playing cards, dominos and Chinese chess. They’re the most common park games any one will see when strolling around. The street corners are also filled with old people in a group of four or more, in

The Best Section of The Great Wall of China

I have yet to meet someone whose bucket list doesn’t include climbing the magnificent Great Wall of China, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. It was built to ward off enemies. The photos you see of this architectural feat are stunning but when you are in there

11 Things To Do In Beijing

(A friend of mine and his family are going for a one-week trip to Beijing in late Spring this year and they asked me some recommendations on what to do and see in the city. I’m trying my best to recall the ones I recommended to the couchsurfers I had

China Best Travel Photos – Part 1

My first trip abroad was in late 2002. My first destination was Beijing, China. Back then, Beijing was a bit of a chaos. It was The China in my mind: Chinese courtyard houses were still everywhere, waiting to be discovered; the morning rush hours meant people go to work in

The Great Wall of China

Sunrise at the Great Wall of China is one view that would forever be etched in my memory. The serenity from where I stood to take this pic is reflected in the rugged terrains of the landscape where the ancient wall is snaking through its way up, as if reaching

Philippines: EL NIDO

A friend of mine from Nueva York and who is currently in Beijing, Iris, flew to a paradise island called, El Nido, Palawan in the Philippines. She took this photo from her hotel balcony during sunset. When you get a perfect picture like this, youll conclude that shes not alone

Kho Phi Phi and Other Islands

Bloggers note: A friend of mine will be backpacking soon to Southeast Asia. Hes gonna follow the trip I had around this time two years ago—starting from Thailand then to Cambodia and down to Vietnam. He asked me some tips and how I did. But, instead of telling him everything

2010 Great Wall Rave

Great Wall Beach Party is the most-awaited partay of Beijing hedonists. It’s the rave of the summer—and for five years, summer’s not complete without this party in Beijing! Or, to exaggerate, in China. Sadly, it’s my first time not to be around in this convention of everything fun: alcohol, dance,
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