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The Last of Beijing with The Dragon Trip

The Last of Beijing with The Dragon Trip

This was our final day in China, so I headed back to the beloved Yashow Market to pick up the final items I had been dying to buy – I’d have bought more if I had the suitcase space! After Yashow we ticked off the final tourist attraction, the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the centre of Beijing and now…

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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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Language School

Language School

I have language class every Tuesday evening 7.30-9.30pm arranged by CRCC Asia, and there are some words I just had to share. Bear in mind that the words have tones (the lines you see above some letters), but I am unable to type them on the laptop Chinese Phonetics English Translation Notes Ni Hao Nee How Hello Ni Hao Ma? Nee How Ma How are You? Wo Hen Hao Woah Hen How I’m Fine Ni Ne? Nee Neh Are you?…

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