Travel Report: How To Ride The Beijing Subway.

How to ride the Beijing Subway

Reading from China? This travel report contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! September 2018. Whatever it is you’ve come to China’s capital for, chances are you’re gonna get acquainted with the good old Beijing Subway! It’s unavoidable really, as the bus system is complicated, slow and predominantly Mandarin-driven, while […]

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Travel Report: Tiananmen Square, Beijing.

Tiananmen Square Beijing

September 2018. I very nearly didn’t make it into Tiananmen Square. I’d stupidly forgotten all about the security checkpoints and when the steely-faced guard told me: “pass-a-port” I felt a cold chill run down the back of my neck. But then, as luck would have it, I realized it was tucked in the top pouch of […]

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Travel Report: Galaxy Soho Mall, Beijing.

Galaxy SOHO Mall Beijing

September 2018. If you’re planning a trip to Beijing, you might not even consider a visit to the city’s largest shopping mall. But whatever you’re doing in the Chinese capital, a half an hour diversion to the amazing sight of Galaxy Soho Mall is well worth it! Designed by the acclaimed British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, […]

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Travel Report: Chaoyang Park, Beijing.

Choayang Park Beijing

Reading from China? This travel report contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! September 2018. It was a warm, lightly smoggy morning in Beijing and I was staying with my old friend Temperance in Chaoyang district. I had quite the day planned, with a hit list that included stops at […]

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Travel Report: Nanluoguxiang, Beijing.

Nanluoguxiang hutong Beijing

September 2018. “What the heck is a hutong?” a friend of mine asked when I told him about my plans to visit Nanluoguxiang in Beijing. It’s a question I’ve had a lot over the years, so I made sure to pencil in a hutong-flavored article for my Beijing menu page. The Chinese capital used to be […]

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Travel Report: The Water Cube (National Aquatics Center), Beijing.

The Water Cube National Aquatics Center Beijing China

September 2018. There’s some fantastic architecture scattered around Beijing’s Olympic Green and one of the most distinctive buildings is the blue, bubble-adorned National Aquatics Center, better known to visitors as The Water Cube. This was the venue for the swimming and diving events of the 2008 Olympics and today it’s well worth a wander inside […]

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