A Glimpse of Traditional Beijing at the Shicha Lake Hutongs

When you travel to Beijing a must visit is the large hutong district in the Shicha Lake area. It is a very picturesque location with old buildings and traditional architecture beside the stunning Houhai and Qianhai lakes. The easiest way to travel here from your Beijing Hotel is by taxi, however it is not difficult […]

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Dealing with Culture Shock in China: Part 1

China travel adventures can seem to many as an exotic cultural mix of opposites to what they are used to at home. From all the new varieties of food to the unusual language and the hustle and bustle of the big cities, there is a range of new experiences to conjure up thoughts of excitement […]

A Mini Guide to Street Food Delights in Beijing!

On September 27, 2011, in Beijing, Cultural Experience, Restaurants & Food, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

When planning your China Travel trip it is worth researching the varieties of local food available to see what dishes and cooking styles appeal to you. For adventurous eaters or those on a strict budget planning to travel to Beijing, you should definitely check out the variety of street food available within the city.   […]

Sample Some Snake, Scorpion, Seahorse or Starfish at Wangfujing!

On September 16, 2011, in Beijing, China Travel Gossip, Cultural Experience, Restaurants & Food, by Jack Li

For adventurous eaters or those just curious to see the range of unusual creatures deemed edible, you should definitely not miss a trip to the night markets in Wangfujing. This is an experience that usually isn’t on offer in other countries, except slightly less bizarre offerings such as fried grasshoppers in South East Asia! Therefore […]

Food for thought

On September 8, 2011, in China Travel Gossip, Cultural Experience, Restaurants & Food, by Jack Li

  China tours are not complete without experiencing Chinese food.  Anywhere you travel in China you will see and smell all sorts of food. Since being here, I have come across the most bizarre flavours and will be filling my suitcase with them to take home to my friends and family. My favourite so far has been […]

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Unusual Food – or Unusually good?

On August 26, 2011, in Restaurants & Food, by Jack Li

Each country has its own delicacies, whether it is the Italian for their Pizza, Indian for their curry or Spain for their tapas, you can enjoy new flavours everywhere you go. China is notorious for noodles and dumplings but what else does it offer? Fly with Air China and see for yourself, you can get […]

 

Hohai

Evenings may be a time where you get confused about what to do, or how to pass time without seeing the same old traditional sites. If you fancy something different and exciting with an amazing atmosphere Travel to Beijing and take a China Tour to the newly developed Hohai Complex. Hohai is Beijing’s newly developed […]

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Peking Duck-Kaoya

On August 24, 2011, in Beijing, Restaurants & Food, by Jack Li

I have tried Peking duck in many Chinese restaurants around the world, but, as you can imagine, none of them are as tasty and uniquely delicious as the duck you will try when you travel to Beijing! I thoroughly suggest that when you arrive you ask your Beijing hotels to direct you to a local […]

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Sichuan Cuisine

On August 23, 2011, in China Travel Gossip, Restaurants & Food, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

I am sure some of you have ordered a ‘Szechwan Chicken’ before in a Chinese restaurant back home, but there is much more behind this glorious cuisine. Firstly, it is more known in China as ‘Sichuan’ as opposed to the Western term, ‘Szechwan’ or ‘Szechuan.’ Chinese food in general is delicious, however, Sichuan has a […]

Breakfast in Beijing

On August 22, 2011, in Beijing, China Travel Gossip, Cool Places, Restaurants & Food, by Jack Li

After a long sunrise trek of the Great Wall, I found myself rather hungry, so we decided to stop at a nearby local restaurant/stall for breakfast. This was my first traditional taste of a Chinese breakfast. We asked what there was on the menu. The owner simply replied, “Congee” and “Miantiao.” Miantiao essentially means vegetable […]

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