The Best of the West in the East

On June 12, 2012, in Beijing, Cool Places, Cultural Experience, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

When I told my friends and family about my plans to Travel to Beijing, the first question I was asked was always how I was going to deal with being in a new city on the other side of the world with no concrete plans outside of my Beijing Flights.  I usually responded with one […]

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Beijing Swag

On June 12, 2012, in Beijing, China Travel Gossip, Shopping, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

Being from the central United States, my original perception of fashion of Beijing was nonexistent, but if you ever decide to travel to Beijing, some basic understanding of what people like to wear here might be helpful! After stepping off of my China flight in my yoga pants and oversized t-shirt, the difference between what […]

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Way down in Kokomo, or is it up in Kokomo

On June 12, 2012, in Beijing, Nightlife, Nightlife, by Jack Li

If you don’t want to travel to Beijing because you don’t think China has a bumping night life you should book your tickets because Beijing is a city that harder than New York.  It is a city filled with numerous Beijing tours, tourist destinations during the day and some of the best clubs in the […]

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Temple of Heaven

On June 11, 2012, in Beijing, Cool Places, Cultural Experience, Must-sees, by Jack Li

Situated in the Southeast area of Beijing, the Temple of Heaven is a complex of religious buildings used for annual ceremonies to pray to heaven for good harvest as well as for sacrificial ceremonies. The temple was completed in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty and remained in use for several dynasties afterward. It was used […]

The delights of Peking Duck

On May 29, 2012, in Beijing, China Travel Gossip, Restaurants, Restaurants & Food, by Jack Li

Duck is without doubt one of my favourite meats, and for this reason it only feels right to attribute an article to a classic Chinese dish, namely Peking Duck. Tke a China travel trip, and you will find duck restaurants nationwide so this dish is definitely a must-try on all China tours. This popular dish […]

Peking Uni

Prior to this piece, I wrote an article with the name ‘A Confucian Education’ which mentioned Beijing’s ancient Imperial Academy. Shifting away from this, the city is home to the country’s top universities which are renowned for their academic excellence. This is none more true than that of China’s first modern national university; namely, Peking […]

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Zizhuyuan Park

On May 23, 2012, in Beijing, Nature Scenery, Parks & Gardens, by Jack Li

One very special spot in amongst the busy roads of northwest Beijing is the Zizhuyuan Park (also referred to as ‘purple’ or ‘black’ bamboo park). It is easy to spend a good few hours in this beautiful location enjoying getting lost between its labyrinths of paths which weave in-between the bamboo shoots before heading back […]

The Old Summer Palace

On May 22, 2012, in Beijing, Historical Relics, Nature Scenery, by Jack Li

Many have heard of the Summer Palace, but what of Yuan Ming Yuan or the ‘Old Summer Palace’? In order to truly grasp the history of the Summer Palace, then take some time to travel to Beijing and have a sombre reflection of the once memorising formal Imperial Palace. The palace can be reached from […]

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Ritan Park

On May 21, 2012, in Beijing, Historical Relics, Parks & Gardens, by Jack Li

Following on from the Jianguomen diplomatic area and close by to some excellent Beijing hotels lays Ritan Park. This is a lovely spot for everybody and anybody who is going to travel to Beijing. What’s more, this park is free, so suits anyone who wants to combine some historical sightseeing with a few leisurely pursuits. […]

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On May 18, 2012, in Beijing, China Travel Gossip, More Places of Interest, Shopping, by Jack Li

As discussed in the earlier China travel-related article, ‘Negotiating the Markets’, Beijing is a smashing place to strike up some excellent bargains. Yet aside from haggle-factor, the city has some superb shopping complexes throughout the city which can, per se, entice people to travel to Beijing. Essentially, for a change from the historical albeit cultural […]