Things to see and do in Beijing

I spent two years of my life teaching English in Beijing. For me this dazzling city is a truly love-hate affair and in order to survive you’ve got to take the rough with the smooth. In the end I came away with so many amazing memories, friends for life, a hatful of stories and no regrets. 

Check out my travel reports on:

798 Art District

Beijing Olympic Park

Chaoyang Park (coming soon!)

Friends Cafe (coming soon!)

Galaxy SOHO Mall (coming soon!)

Nanluogoxiang (coming soon!)


Shangdi Revisited (coming soon!)

The Beijing Subway (coming soon!)

The Forbidden City

The Summer Palace 

Tiananmen Square (coming soon!)

Lotus Lake Chaoyang Park Beijing
Lotus Lake in Chaoyang Park, Beijing.

You can also read my short stories on life in the Chinese capital:

Noodles & Rice 


The Good, the Bad and the Naughty

The Children & The Witch

Bad Moon Rising

Sub Zero Adventures

Goodness Gracious, Great Wall of China!

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