Travel Blogs from Beijing, China

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Milk gone bad - greedy, greedy people, Beijing, China travel blog

Milk gone bad - greedy, greedy people

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... formula bulked up with worthless sawdust and soy by-products, which led to deaths of infants, and ultimately, the execution of China's food safety programme for taking bribes. I was in Hong Kong and Guangdong this week, and in every supermarket or ...

The gold medal for deception goes to . . ., Beijing, China travel blog

The gold medal for deception goes to . . .

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... to crank up the machine and get China's pollution back into world class levels again. Hazy skies return to Beijing but not for good (China Daily) High levels of pollution returned to the skies above the capital this week just two weeks after ...

Taking milk very seriously, Beijing, China travel blog

Taking milk very seriously

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... of Hebei, on Sept 14. He was on way to see how local inspectors tested the tainted milk food. After the inspection, Li rushed back to Beijing. By that time it was about 1 pm the next day. But instead of going home to catch up on lost sleep, he held an ...

Last Day in China, Beijing, China travel blog

Last Day in China

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... and re-issue to Beijing to assist in the speedy issue of my emergency passport: RMB200 ($A33) Bring forward Kunming to Beijing one day: RMB360 ($A60) Australian Embassy - Beijing Fees Penalty Fee $A57 Re-Issue Fee of Passport $A65 Application ...

Seeing the places of dreams, Beijing, China travel blog

Seeing the places of dreams

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... are shooting up all over the city in preparation for the 2008 Olympics - the beginnings of dreams for the 'new China'. My whole time with Mom in Beijing was also like a dream. Upon arriving in the city, we found ourselves upgraded to a suite with a ...

Brilliant Beijing, Beijing, China travel blog

Brilliant Beijing

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... an emperor!   As Ryan mentioned above, the true splendour of the Great Wall can be better appreciated 140 kilometres outside Beijing where only a few tourists venture. We bravely attempted the 10km hike passing 28 towers - with scary and very steep ...

Forbidden City, Beijing, China travel blog

Forbidden City

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... It is the biggest expanse of concrete I've ever seen. After the Square, I went through the Gate of Heavenly Peace to Beijing's Forbidden City. This City was off limits for 500 years and housed two dynasties of emperors, the Ming and the Qing - ...

The Imperial Palace (Forbidden City), Beijing, China travel blog

The Imperial Palace (Forbidden City)

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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... keep from freezing in the winter. This "city" took us half the day to walk through, as it encompasses several city blocks. And Beijing's blocks are like no other city I've been to, one block here equals 5-10 in DC! Strolling around the Palace Museum which ...

Tomorrow is the Day!, Beijing, China travel blog

Tomorrow is the Day!

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... pictures through the G or H hard drive - I do hope I can download the pictures for the last 7 or so days of Beijing. I can't take photos though. I'm lucky that I've got an emergency memory card on me. It would of been absolutely torture losing all of ...

The no fun games, Beijing, China travel blog

The no fun games

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... to refer to Tibetans loyal to the Dalai Lama. The move follows the detention of several prominent Tibetan singers. Beijing CBD businesses are reporting increasingly bizarre restrictions on couriers. This includes a ban on transporting CD-ROMs through ...

What? Socialist in China? Get off the grass, Beijing, China travel blog

What? Socialist in China? Get off the grass

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... once a year in front of a giant portrait of the Great Helmsman. Then the village buses them off to a honeymoon in Beijing - because that's where Mao lived, a villager explained. At home they sit on identical village-issued, natural-wood-frame sofas, ...

Advice on travelling to China for the Games, Beijing, China travel blog

Advice on travelling to China for the Games

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... people in insurance have issued these guidelines for Brits (but it applies to others) going to the Olympic Games in Beijing. Having been in China for a few years, I would have to say that the advice regarding food is not correct. You are more likely to ...

How will the Beijing Games be dubbed?, Beijing, China travel blog

How will the Beijing Games be dubbed?

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... fire hazard, causing further restaurants and cafes to shut. During the soccer world cup, which generated enormous interest in China, Beijing's bars attracted huge crowds to watch the games on specially rented big screens. That will not be permitted ...

Beijing - Part 2, Beijing, China travel blog

Beijing - Part 2

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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... we also had to try the world famous Beijing duck. It's known as Peking duck in Australia so it sounds kind of funny saying Beijing duck..but anyway..we went to a huge duck restaurant (right in front of Hepingmen subway station if anyone needs to know!) ...

Peking into Beijing, Beijing (Peking), China travel blog

Peking into Beijing

A travel blog entry by meandher

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... over 1,000 years. By now we are starting to get 'tourist fatigue' and we are ready to move on and explore more of China. Beijing has been great on the one hand exciting and very different to anything we have seen so far but at the same time relaxing ...

In Beijing, Beijing, China travel blog

In Beijing

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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Today I flew into Beijing for the start of my second tour through China. The last day in Shanghai was interesting... but wet. Ciao took us for a walking tour through Shanghai... the shopping appears to be excellent. Such a shame that I didn't have ...

New doco on China offers insights, Beijing, China travel blog

New doco on China offers insights

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... National Geographic channel. "Somewhere is China" is a documentary of the Hutchens brothers' trips in remarkable places in China like Xinjiang province, Kashgar and its muslim population, among others. This documentary reveals the diverse culture of ...

Those Chinese gymnasts were old enough to ?, Beijing, China travel blog

Those Chinese gymnasts were old enough to ?

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... on them to get to the bottom of that and get back to us." Doubts about the ages of China's current gymnasts swirled for months before the Beijing Olympics, with media reports and online records suggesting some girls could be as young as 14. Three days ...

The Chinese Dream? The new world order, Beijing, China travel blog

The Chinese Dream? The new world order

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... .co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/guest_contributors/article4592197.ece Comments like this: Absolute rubbish. This article ignores Beijing's lagging economy, "re-education" camps for blacks and homosexuals, repression of free speech, etc. China may ...

The Great Wall, Beijing, China travel blog

The Great Wall

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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The Great Wall is...well, GREAT! We went to the furthest stop from Beijing - Jinshanling to trek to Simati. Most people get tours from Hostels/Hotels/Tour Companies, but after much shopping around, we decided to make our own way there and do it ...

Our first Wonder of the World - Smash!!!, Beijing, China travel blog

Our first Wonder of the World - Smash!!!

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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So we enjoyed our free breakfast this morning which was a bonus as we had dragged ourselves up at 6.30am as we were going to The Great Wall today.  The minibus picked us up and we began our 2 hour journey to Mutianyu.  The driver for some ...

China's word of 2008: messy, Beijing, China travel blog

China's word of 2008: messy

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... , the character is luan: "messy". According to Yunnan-based blogger Hecaitou, these "intellectuals" belong to the China Committee of Chinese Aesthetics (中国汉语美学委员会), which revealed 乱 ...

Last day in Beijing, Beijing, China travel blog

Last day in Beijing

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... on its arrival in the UK.....honest! The whole Post Office saga took about 90mins, so we decided to get some lunch at the Beijing version of the Sakura Café. Again, this was good food and beer at very reasonable prices. After lunch it was off to Hard ...

Eggs and tomatoes: those cheering squads, Beijing, China travel blog

Eggs and tomatoes: those cheering squads

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... oversized inflatable batons have been highly visible at the first sold-out Games. Wang Wei, vice-president of the Beijing Olympic Organising Committee (Bocog) revealed they were volunteers shipped in to "create a good atmosphere" by cheering for both ...

the dragon awakening, Beijing, China travel blog

the dragon awakening

A travel blog entry by twittg

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... was extra bad today. Get into Datong around noon and I go to the train station and book an overnight soft sleeper (yah!) for Beijing. It doesn't leave 'til midnight though so I have lots of time to waste. I stopped off here to visit the Cloud Ridge Caves ...

Post Olympic analysis, Beijing, China travel blog

Post Olympic analysis

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... soprano ("Diao Che! Qing zhu yi! Diao che!") is slated to resume after the second half of intermission, the Special Olympics. Beijing is growing by three hundred to four hundred thousand permanent residents a year, and they're not leaving with the Olympic ...

Summer Palace, Great Wall, Great times!, Beijing, China travel blog

Summer Palace, Great Wall, Great times!

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... coffee we walked along the small streets a bit, leaving the touristic main routes, and getting in to the little alleyways. Beijing must have been amazing before all the glass towers were planted here, the small courtyard neighborhoods are so peaceful and ...

Facts and figures about China, Beijing, China travel blog

Facts and figures about China

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... Programme (Beijing) 3/05Number of plastic surgeries undergone by the winner of last year's "Miss Artificial Beauty" pageant in China: 4 Beijing Tianjiu Weiye Wenhua, Inc. Number undergone by the runner-up: 10 Beijing Tianjiu Weiye Wenhua, ...

China - Beijing, Beijing, China travel blog

China - Beijing

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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... are gradually tearing them down to build more "attractive" housing. The hutongs are one of the only places in Beijing to see old China, the dusty narrow streets packed with bicycles and locals shuffling around between the tiny houses.     We ...

Beijing Sojourn, Beijing, China travel blog

Beijing Sojourn

A travel blog entry by piphunt

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... the night-birds booming ancient blasphemies: moon-dark ease reflection in the knocking stones the river chortling. I am now in Beijing, though I feel like I am still in Mongolia because I am staying at the Mongolian Embassy The embassy is in the ...

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