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On June 26, 2012, in China Attractions, Cool Places, Nightlife, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

Back in the States I’ve always been a big fan on karaoke, and this past semester I was graced without Wednesday classes so every Tuesday night my friends and I would go to karaoke at our local haunt.  When I decided to travel to Beijing I was delighted to find that karaoke is extremely popular […]

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A Sure Sign of A Good Time

On June 26, 2012, in Beijing, China Attractions, Nightlife, by Jack Li

Across the street from the club called Vics in Sanlitun is its competitor Mix. Both these night clubs are fairy similar they even rime in name and stay open until the sun is high in the sky.  They are both a great destination after your China Tour. However, they do have some small differences that […]

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Jiuhua Spa

On June 26, 2012, in Beijing, China Attractions, Cool Places, Must-sees, by Jack Li

Relaxing, luxurious, tranquil, none of these words even start to do justice to describing Jiuhua Spa and Resort. Despite its beauty and everything it has to offer, Jiuhua Spa does not attract many westerners. That, however, should change immediately for it was one of the best spa experiences I have ever had. If you travel […]

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Stairs on Stairs on Stairs

On June 25, 2012, in China Attractions, Cool Places, Historical Relics, Must-sees, by Jack Li

Today marks the third week since I got off the string of Beijing flights that I took on my way to China, and I’ve finally seen the Great Wall of China.  Whenever I contacted friends or family back in the US their first question whenever I mentioned that I was in China was always “have you […]

Beidaihe Beach

On June 21, 2012, in China Travel Gossip, Cool Places, Nature Scenery, by Jack Li

Want an escape from crazy city life? Located in the warm temperate zone, Beidaihe beach is a popular tourist destination where many people can go to spend a weekend to escape the constant hustle and bustle of the crowded city. When you travel to Beijing or if you travel to Shanghai for an extended amount […]


Got to Love The Gypsy Jazz Jam Session

On June 21, 2012, in Beijing, Entertainment, Ethnic Group Flavors, Nightlife, by Jack Li

Did you ever ponder what a gypsy/ Spanish pub would be like in China? Well I did not until I heard about a little place called Salud that is tucked in Sanlitun’s back streets. The word salud means health in Spanish not just physical but mental and social health as well and spending a night […]

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How High? Beihai and Houhai!

On June 20, 2012, in Beijing, China Attractions, Cool Places, Nature Scenery, Nightlife, by Jack Li

Restaurants, live music, and the lake; what more could you possibly ask for in an evening? Houhai Lake offers all of the above listed things and more. When you travel to Beijing, I guarantee you will not experience an area in any other part of Beijing quite like Houhai Lake. Comparable to South Beach in […]

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Now That’s What I Call a Zoo

On June 19, 2012, in Accomodation, Beijing, China Attractions, Nature Scenery, by Jack Li

Living in America the thought never occurred to me that some of the animals I consider pest and insignificant people in China might considers foreign and exotic. So you can imagine how surprised I was when on my recent tour of the Beijing zoo I went to the American section expecting to see bears a […]

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A Palace Playground

Would you rather live in a castle by the sea or a castle by a lake? I always thought I would want to live in a castle by the sea however, upon visiting the Summer Palace in Beijing I am thinking to changing my dream to a castle by a lake. The Summer Palace in […]

How to Succeed in Haggling without really trying

On June 15, 2012, in Beijing, China Attractions, China Travel Gossip, Shopping, by Jack Li

So you can buy Ray Ban’s for 40 RMB (about $6 US) ?[EDIT: I ended up buying them for 20RMB]  Count me in.  This weekend I’m going on a trip to the Silk Market, a world renowned Chinese market where you can buy everything from custom suits, to silk robes, to cell phones.  I recommend you […]

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