Crouching Tiger Hidden Panda

On June 20, 2012, in Beijing, Cultural Experience, Entertainment, by Jack Li

As part of my China travel I ventured into the depths of Houhai to catch a Kung Fu show.  A friend of mine who speaks better Chinese than I bought the tickets from an all Chinese website, and we only had a vague idea what was in store for us.  We got a little turned […]

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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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The Great Wall of China

On June 19, 2012, in Adventure Trip, Beijing, Cultural Experience, Great Wall, by Jack Li

When you travel to Beijing, the top tourist sight is easily the Great Wall of China. If you travel to Beijing and do not see the Great Wall, then not only are you missing out on one of the Seven Wonders of the World, but you are also denying yourself the most beautiful view of […]

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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The Silk Market Strikes Back

On June 18, 2012, in Beijing, Shopping, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

This past Saturday my fellow interns and I gathered together our wallets, poker faces, and headed over to the silk market as a much anticipated part of our China travel, .  We returned with lighter wallets, and lots of swag.  Here are some more tips for buying anything at the Silk Market when you travel to Beijing: Get […]

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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Pamper Me In to a State of Bliss

On June 15, 2012, in Accomodation, Beijing, Cultural Experience, by Jack Li

Have you ever been so relaxed it feels like you walking on sunshine or floating in the clouds? If you have not eve had this experience I have found the place for you.  Hidden on Jianguomen outer Street in Chaoyang District is a place for anyone to have a relaxing day in style. Especially, after […]

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Bang Bang Your Head and Eat Some Pizza

On June 14, 2012, in Beijing, Restaurants, Restaurants & Food, by Jack Li

Before I decided to come to Beijing I thought I might want to travel to Shanghai, But I am glad I chose to work in Beijing because I have never had this much fun in my life. Beijing takes you on a rollercoaster of adventure every day you go out and you always get back […]

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A Traveler’s guide to the Beijing Subway

On June 13, 2012, in Beijing, Getting Around, Travel Info, by Jack Li

When I made my plans to travel to Beijing I was delighted to hear about the subway system.  Having rode subways from the Boston T to England’s Underground I thought my transition to the Beijing subway would be seemless.  Boy was I wrong.  Learn from my mistakes, and your China Travel will be much easier […]

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Paddle Boat The Day Away and Boogie Down At Night

On June 13, 2012, in Activities, Beijing, Cultural Experience, Nightlife, by Jack Li

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Hey I should Travel to Beijing”? Well I did and I do not regret it, in fact if I could I would live in this diverse and booming city for as long as possible. However, I don’t think one could see and experience all that Beijing has to offer […]

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