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5 reasons why China should be on your bucket list

5 reasons why China should be on your bucket list

Say China and you immediately think of counterfeit products, over-popularisation and communism. But despite its sometimes questionable methods, China is home to areas of outstanding natural beauty, beautiful culture and fabulous wildlife. So if it isn’t on your bucket list, here’s why it should be. 1. It has Pandas. Pandas in Chengdu with The Dragon Trip 2. It has a Terracotta Army. The Terracotta Warriors with The Dragon Trip in Xi’an 3. It’s home to one of the new 7…

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How Travel Kick-Started my Career

How Travel Kick-Started my Career

(Sorry guys, it’s an essay – but it’s a good essay! Happy reading!) “Of all the interns that we’ve had so far, I still consider you the most intelligent. And with your very efficient work style I know you will do well in your life.” Innes Brunn. Picture this, you’re freaking out as your dissertation is due marking the end of university days. The ripest of your class have secured graduate programmes, while you face the prospect of returning to…

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Four Months On

Four Months On

When people ask why I chose China I reply, ‘Why not?’. Choosing an internship in China is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! Albeit, the internship itself wasn’t fantastic but the experience as a whole is one I will treasure forever. So, what did I learn from China? First and foremost I met some amazing friends from around the world who helped make the experience as amazing as it was. And not to mention the enormous boost of…

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Beihai Park

Beihai Park

With 27 degree heat, clear blue skies and sunshine today was perfect for a visit to Beihai Park. Beihai Park is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved ancient imperial gardens in China located in the city center. Today is also Marc’s 22nd birthday. Please follow and like us:

Those Are a Few of My Favourite Things

Those Are a Few of My Favourite Things

I spent today doing my most loved past times; shopping and pampering. We spent the morning shopping in the markets, then we treated ourselves to a pedicure, once shopping was over we headed to the Shangri-La Hotel, the tallest skyscraper in Beijing, for high tea on the 80th floor. We then spent the evening watching an acrobatics show at the Chaoyang Theatre.   Please follow and like us:

Beijing’s Weird and Wonderful (mostly weird)

Beijing’s Weird and Wonderful (mostly weird)

1. Chinese Split Pants These “split pants” are worn as an economical alternative to nappies, giving children the convenience of using the bathroom wherever they want and believe me they go wherever they want. This is very odd to me, but very normal. 2. Tofu Chinese men have a softer look than western men because Tofu is largely prominent in China and Tofu contains Oestrogen. 3. Soybean Milk Some people think the Chinese are taller because they drink a lot of Soybean milk, but…

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NanluoGuxiang

NanluoGuxiang

After the Summer Palace we headed to and spent the evening at Nanluoguxiang, this place was so pretty that it needed its own post. This is one of my favourite places here and we plan to revisit later in the week. Nanluoguxiang is a lively hutong boasting ubiquitous shops of various characters offering dining, drinks, snack tasting and shopping. Picture this – bright lights of rich colours shining from all kinds of bars and shops, the reflection of the lights rippling…

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Summer Palace

Summer Palace

The Summer Palace was the summer getaway for Emperor and family members.The Summer Palace is mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake. It covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometres, three quarters of which is water. Please follow and like us:

Mongolian Hot Pot

Mongolian Hot Pot

On Friday evening, we took to traditional dining and indulged in Mongolian Hot Pot at Little Sheep Restaurant. Afterwards we visited the tallest skyscraper in Beijing and enjoyed cocktails on the 80th Floor. Hot Pot refers to several East Asian varieties of stew, consisting of a simmering metal pot of stock at the center of the dining table. While the hot pot is kept simmering, ingredients are placed into the pot and are cooked at the table. Typical hot pot…

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