Guangming Bridge Hostel

Address: No.8 Fifth Tiao, Guanghe Alley, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100021, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Beijing

China - Beijing & Great Wall

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo on Jul 09, 2014

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... emperors and empresses. In 1860, it was brutally burned down by the Anglo-French Forces. The garden had to be rebuilt at least twice (1866 and again 1902). In 1914, the Summer Palace was opened to the public as a private property of the Qing imperial family and was formally opened as a park in 1924. Only then the ordinary people had a chance to enter the garden.

Of course, we managed to to visit the most important parts of the Summer Palace, such as:

Off Day

A travel blog entry by quirkybenny on Nov 18, 2013

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... lounge. Then I dashed to Chinese class. Before class started, Olivia said a statement about not knowing what was happening culturally in the US. That made me realized that I had no idea what was happening in Colorado. I had no idea if it was snowing there now.

Colorado will always be home to me. However, I am beyond happy to be in Beijing now. I consider Beijing my home now. Sophomore year of college made me ...

Day 35 - Dim Sum & The World's Oldest Cinema

A travel blog entry by costin on Nov 03, 2013

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... We have had some great dumplings and steamed buns in Beijing, but these were a cut above. As the portions were small (obviously!), we tried a lot of food. I can remember having: Steamed buns stuffed with roast pork, Pork dumplings, Chicken and scallop dumplings in broth, Spicy noodles, Pork Chao Mai with Crab Roe, Lotus Leaf sticky rice with chicken and prawns, Steamed flour rolls stuffed with pork and vegetables, Hong Kong ...

Hit the deck Asia! Here I come!

A travel blog entry by ragazzo1977 on Nov 13, 2012

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... bad.
Our next activity of the day was a tour of a pearl factory. Why? I have no idea. They showed us the fresh water oysters the pearls come from and bla bla bla. After the demonstration, we were allowed into the shop to buy some pearls. I'm not a fan of them nor is really anyone in my family so I didn't buy any. If my nonna were still with us, for her I would have bought a necklace because she wore pearls. There was a restaurant ...

Hou Hai Bei Hai?

A travel blog entry by katyandgeoff on Sep 22, 2012

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... street showing the western shops such as H and M and Zara and in the Zutongs (side streets) there are the remains of the old quarter where all the food places are. Feeling brave we ventured in a restaurant to try and experience the culture first hand. We managed to pick the only restaurant where none of the staff spoke a single word of English, leaving us to choose our food by pictures alone. Selecting what we thought was a mushroom stir fry and a plate of noodles ...