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things to do in beijing

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

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

Chinglish 101

Last weekend, I finally found some of my Chinglish photo collections—after 3 years of looking for them! Yeah, that long. I’ve tried to search them in my 1TB time capsule but to no avail. I had to open ALL the photos I had taken in China (that’s 8 years of

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

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

Beijing Hutong: Qianmen

Nowadays, Beijing Hutong doesn’t exactly resemble as they were in the past, but, one could still find ancient architecture, woods, doors, posts, etc… that stood the weather and time. HUTONGS are ancient, traditional Chinese streets / villages / communities which, amazingly, still exist in Beijing despite the rapid development and construction here and there. On

The Long Corridor at Beihai Park

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Beihai Park to meet someone. He was caught in a rush hour in the afternoon so he was late for 30 minutes. I usually don’t wait this long but I saw the opportunity of camwhoring while waiting for him. Affordable, Stunning and Awesome Asia! And

The Ancient Village of Cuandixia

Cuandixia is an ancient village that time forgot. Bored for making myself a prisoner this week due to my dry cough, I set out on a day trip outside Beijing. Together with a bicultural gay male couple, we hired a taxi from Pingguoyuan subway to the ancient village of Cuandixia.
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