Travel Blogs from Beijing, China

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Studying Life, Beijing, China travel blog

Studying Life

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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... AUD$5.  Especially when I am unable to work here, it does feel good to see your money go so far. This week's awesome China moment happened when I looked across at the gym to see a man working out next to me dressed in dress shoes, suit pants, a ...

Beijing and the Wall, Beijing, China travel blog

Beijing and the Wall

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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... a bit muted by the smog that managed to make it all the way out (it was a 45-60min drive out of Beijing). We enjoyed Beijing very much. We were right near Tianamen Square and just up from there was the very atmospheric Forbidden City. Tuesday before we ...

The Emperor's Summer Palace, Beijing, China travel blog

The Emperor's Summer Palace

A travel blog entry by kevinmoss

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We woke up this morning and we decided that the breakfast just isn't that good over here at the Hilton and we miss the pool and the fine rooms of the Fairmont.  I logged on to see if I could make a last minute reservation and it showed sold ...

First few days, Beijing, China travel blog

First few days

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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... to see a single doctor. With that whole process finished, mum and I got ready to meet Sammy, who is a good friend of mine in China, her husband Faye and Rebecca for dinner.  They took us to a restaurant for Western food, and it was great to be back ...

Miyun Snow Trip, Beijing, China travel blog

Miyun Snow Trip

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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... ;Vivian. I haven't skied since last July, so I was very excited to strap some skis on my feet once again.  As Beijing doesn't really have many mountains, this is one of the only places to ski. Therefore, you see some very interesting characters ...

Christmas in China, Beijing, China travel blog

Christmas in China

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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... names and realizing that though we are from every part of the world, be we were brought together to Beijing and celebrated Christmas together.    My Christmas in China was some parts traditional, some parts not so much, but ...

Olympi-mania, Beijing, China travel blog

Olympi-mania

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... with the Olympic mascots; advertisements featuring Olympic ping pong athletes...but it's truly low-profile there compared to Beijing. Topping our list, yesterday while eating dinner we watched a cartoon where the main characters were the ...

Churches and Temples, Beijing, China travel blog

Churches and Temples

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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... beautiful, ancient house with something aggressively modern, like a 4WD parked out the front. The juxtaposition pretty much sums up Beijing--- a beautiful mix of tradition and modernity. The Lama Temple is still very much in use, especially on a ...

Easter week, Beijing, China travel blog

Easter week

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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... for a while, I have the system sorted, and will be more ready for Carlton next week. I have had another great week in Beijing, with a busy weekend, and weekdays filled with homework and study. Dad and Hayley are coming tomorrow, and I could not be more ...

Hometown Visitors - Beaconhills and Beaconsfield, Beijing, China travel blog

Hometown Visitors - Beaconhills and Beaconsfield

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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... up.  Seeing all these people from Berwick was a really fun experience, as you never expect to catch up in China.  Berwick and Beijing could not be further apart in every way- from the buildings, culture, population size, language.  It was ...

Visas and Internet, Beijing, China travel blog

Visas and Internet

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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... little group. It's pretty amazing to think about how we have all left our respective countries to come learn Chinese, and how China is becoming such an economical powerhouse, that so many of us think it is important to learn the language. I also think ...

Welcome to Beijing!!!, Beijing, China travel blog

Welcome to Beijing!!!

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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... in Shanghai), then they found a boat to hire and take out on the water somewhere and found a food seller selling a Beijing version of a burger which was apparently delicious. The Temple of Heaven was another Buddhist temple enclosure that housed buildings ...

Spring is here, Beijing, China travel blog

Spring is here

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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The heat has well and truly settled into Beijing Just a few weeks ago, I was wearing my warmest winter coat anytime I was outside (and mostly in the classroom, too), but now the temperatures have broken into the 30s, and the mosquito season has ...

The Joy Of Counting Luck, Beijing, China travel blog

The Joy Of Counting Luck

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... I've learned to appreciate in the last three years on the road. My time in any given place is finite, and my trip to Beijing was complete. I felt contentment and closure. My trip had been perfect, and I was ready to go home. Back at the hotel I found ...

Settling back in to the norm, Beijing, China travel blog

Settling back in to the norm

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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... , noodles, dumplings and rice dishes. I had a very busy and exciting week.  I'm still getting used to the little things about Beijing, like having to jump out of the way of a moving car when walking on a footpath, but that is what makes this whole ...

The end of the road, Beijing, China travel blog

The end of the road

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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... will care.  I will miss the cheap food, the cheap transport, the cheap clothes.  I will miss speaking Chinglish, the funny signs, the weekend adventures.  Beijing, it’s been good.  Let’s do this again ...

Family December Visits, Beijing, China travel blog

Family December Visits

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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... since I received the scholarship and had this journey this year. The Great Wall is a must-see if you ever make it to Beijing, so we hired a bus and travelled to Mutianyu, my favourite section of the wall.  I prefer this section, because it is ...

Last Few Weeks, Beijing, China travel blog

Last Few Weeks

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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... took our panda onesie pictures, which was met with less confusion by passers-by than  I expected.  I guess in China, everything is acceptable, even two girls running around in identical panda suits! Thursday was the big good bye day, and I ...

Express engineering, Beijing, China travel blog

Express engineering

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... (Kates own words) but the actual hostel is very friendly, staff capable and drinks menu vast. Happy hour allowed me to sample Beijing Beer (2 for 12Yen - about 1.20). Kate kept them busy with a couple of coctails - they looked a bit shocked when a ...

Beijing and beyond, Beijing, China travel blog

Beijing and beyond

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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... We arrived in Beijing at 16:00 23rd July. After crossing the bridge next to the train station we found refuge in KFC as Beijing was instantly overwhelming. We ventured out to find a taxi to get us to our contacts house who would help us reach the ...

The Great Great Wall of China, Beijing, China travel blog

The Great Great Wall of China

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... there is no denying it looks great. We had the privilege of passing through Badaling (The main tourist spot) from the train into Beijing and I got so excited I got my hair caught in the moving fan whilst craning my neck. On the other hand it also becomes ...

Bright Lights Big City Little People, Beijing, China travel blog

Bright Lights Big City Little People

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... if you may, but I'd happily pay more on the door and be able to see the whole show. In conclusion I've enjoyed Beijing immensely. Its been everything we wanted it to be but now we are 'ready to rumble' onwards. Until next we meet. Be ...

Church, Restaurants and Class, Beijing, China travel blog

Church, Restaurants and Class

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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... me to find a Church, since I will be here for such a long time.  I wasn’t really expecting too much; China is a communist country, and communism traditionally does not allow religion.  It is only recently that Churches have been allowed to ...

Acupuncture Adentures, Beijing, China travel blog

Acupuncture Adentures

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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... to a traditional Chinese doctor.  I must admit that I was feeling extremely skeptical and apprehensive, but, living in China, I thought I should try something that the Chinese have been doing for hundreds of years. The traditional Chinese hospital ...

Summer Palace, markets, noodles, and the hutongs, Beijing, China travel blog

Summer Palace, markets, noodles, and the hutongs

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... China in quite some time... all construction is stopping at the end of this month, and that has been a part of life as Beijing has built the equivalent of NYC in the past five years... they are deporting millions of migrant workers and telling them to ...

Beijing, Beijing, China travel blog

Beijing

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... you got that? It's simple really..." I feel like Manuel off Fawlty Towers! The most striking aspect of Beijing (and I imagine much of China) is the city's sheer vastness - whether it be the quite extraordinary complex of the Forbidden City, the ...

Spitting and Nipples, Beijing, China travel blog

Spitting and Nipples

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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"It was a cold, bright afternoon in April as the clock struck thirteen" - 1984 Everything Vinny says about Beijing is true.... All I can add is that I went off to watch some Kung Fu after spending the day being ill while everyone was off marching ...

The Newest Oldest Empire, Beijing, China travel blog

The Newest Oldest Empire

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... in China than there are in the US. The growing market for foreign luxuries is part of a long-standing trend in modern China. In Beijing, our tour guide, Dave, summed up the "Three Bigs", a colloquial measure of one's standard of living. Thirty years ...

Beijing, here I come!, Beijing, China travel blog

Beijing, here I come!

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... .  We ran the court for a while and even attracted a decent crowd. Nicky (from Thailand, teaching English, well British, in Beijing for a few months) joined up with us and we went to dinner which turned out to be some sick stuff.  We ...

Reflections, Beijing, China travel blog

Reflections

A travel blog entry by mr_rain

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My trip is over, and only now am I actually going to write my memoirs in reverse style. I ought to warn you that you may not believe the things that happened to me during this trip. All of my entries, ...

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