Beijing: Park-life

On May 15, 2012, in Beijing, Nature Scenery, Parks & Gardens, by Jack Li

In spite of the ‘urban jungle’ feel, travel to Beijing and there are plenty pockets of peace in which to relax with the city being home to numerous parks of all shapes and sizes. By Beijing’s very nature, I have found it to have a strong sense of community with can be observed in the […]

Once Forbidden Now a Must-See

On May 14, 2012, in Beijing, Forbidden City, Historical Relics, by Jack Li

In my previous post entitled ‘Jingshan: The Park on the Hill’, I mentioned the fantastic views which can be encountered. If you haven’t already, it is time to experience on of these views at ground level; namely, The Forbidden City (The City). One of, (if not), the most famous tourist attracts, The City’s central location […]

Let’s hear it for KTV!

On May 11, 2012, in Entertainment, Nightlife, Nightlife, by Jack Li

You’ve been busy all day and now it’s time to kick-back and let your hair down. Hitting the KTV clubs (Karaoke) in China is one of the funniest and most sociable ways in which to do this. KTV is quite estranged from the arch-typical trip to China, but sure enough, there may well be one […]

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Beijing Normal University

On May 10, 2012, in Beijing, Modern Architecture, More Places of Interest, by Jack Li

If you travel to Beijing you will certainly pass more than one university on your way and sometimes you might not even realize it. Not all universities are as big and famous as Beijing Daxue or Tsinghua University but there are lots of bigger and smaller universities in the city that are worth stopping by […]

Negotiating the Markets

On May 10, 2012, in Beijing, Cultural Experience, Shopping, by Jack Li

Without a shadow of a doubt, one of the best activities to undertake on a travel to Beijing is shopping at the cities markets. This article will only provide a taster of what is to be expected, because, in the end, it is something which must be witnessed in order to experience their extravagance. The […]

History Lesson – Great Wall (2/2)

On May 9, 2012, in Beijing, Great Wall, Historical Relics, by Jack Li

There is still more to know about the Great Wall’s history, the one site nobody wants to miss on their Beijing Tours. Read on for further information if you haven’t decided yet which places you want to see on your China Tours. The Great Wall is worth it! Nearly all of the following feudal dynasties […]

History Lesson – Great Wall (1/2)

On May 9, 2012, in Beijing, Great Wall, Historical Relics, by Jack Li

The Great Wall is the must see for every visitor coming to Beijing and it is therefore an essential part of most Beijing Tours. By bus it takes between two and three hours from the city center depending on the location you want to go to. There are several ones, some more popular than others […]

Jingshan: The Park on the Hill

On May 9, 2012, in Beijing, Nature Scenery, Parks & Gardens, by Jack Li

At nearly 50 meters, climbing to the top of Jingshan Park (also called ‘Coal Hill’) may be quite a mission; but once there, the views are astounding. Justification for walking up the steep steps to the top, (and perhaps in booking your Beijing flights), is that you will be able to gaze in awe at […]

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Chill Out in Hou Hai

On May 7, 2012, in Beijing, China Travel Gossip, More Places of Interest, by Jack Li

‘What can I do on a sunny day on my travel to Beijing?’ – Here’s a thought, try Hou Hai. The place is popular with tourists which is made more obvious after considering what it has to offer. The spontaneity of creating your own itinerary can be extremely fun and the randomness of the Hou Hai area makes this all […]

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Beijing Hot Pot

On May 3, 2012, in Beijing, Restaurants, Restaurants & Food, by Jack Li

When travelling to other countries one of the many highlights of every trip are usually the culinary delights of the region. People who travel to Beijing often want to try the famous Beijing Roast Duck and there is a huge choice of restaurants offering exactly that. The other thing you don’t want to miss is […]

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