Monthly Archives: August 2016

Hutongs of Beijing

Hutongs of Beijing In the modern city of Beijing lies a place where you can still see the authentic old Beijing. The place is known as Shichahai Area where most local residents still live in traditional courtyard-styled houses dotted along

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Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City

Tiananmen Square One of the great things about our hotel location was that it was so close to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. We were just one metro stop away and since its so cheap to take the metro

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Summer Palace in Beijing

Summer Palace in Beijing As I mentioned in my arriving in China post, I had a hard time connecting to the Internet and getting my VPN to work. While I was out for the morning I stopped at a cafe

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Pandas at the Beijing Zoo

Pandas at the Beijing Zoo One of the top things on my list for Beijing after the food was to go to see the pandas at the Beijing Zoo. As I still couldn’t get access to the wifi I had

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