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Travel Report: Museum of the Moon, Beijing.

September 2018. My favorite part of Beijing’s quirky Water Cube (National Aquatics Center) was this amazing Museum of the Moon exhibition set around the main Olympic pool. My friend Lily and I had no idea what to expect as we spontaneously purchased our tickets and made our way through the short, dark corridor. Who was […]

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Travel Report: The Water Cube Beijing.

September 2018. There’s some fantastic architecture scattered around Beijing’s Olympic Green. One of the most distinctive buildings is the blue, bubble-adorned National Aquatics Center, better known as The Water Cube Beijing. This was the venue for the swimming and diving events of the 2008 Olympics. Today, it’s well worth a visit simply to see this […]

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Travel Report: The Bird’s Nest Air Corridor, Beijing.

Want to get the full picture? Before reading this why not start with my article: The Bird’s Nest Stadium, Beijing. September 2018. I hadn’t been aware there was an Air Corridor at The Bird’s Nest. Or even a Top Wonder, as whoever came up with the idea seems to have had trouble settling on just one […]

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Travel Report: The Bird’s Nest, Beijing.

September 2018. My first visit to The Bird’s Nest, Beijing’s National Stadium, came on a freezing cold morning back in January 2010. S and I had come to see The Olympic Green’s famous winter wonderland park, located in and around the stadium. The football pitch had been transformed into a giant snow and ice park […]

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Travel Report: The Olympic Green Beijing.

September 2018. Take a stroll down Beijing’s largely deserted Olympic Green and it’s hard to imagine this was once the heart of China’s biggest ever sporting event. However, it was right here that the 2008 Olympics burst into life with a dazzling opening ceremony. Today The Green (actually a giant stone boulevard) has the feel of […]

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Travel Report: Friends Cafe, Beijing.

September 2018. I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard about Friends Cafe in Beijing, a replica of Central Perk from the TV Show. It sounded so… un-Beijing-like. First of all, I should openly admit that I’m not the world’s biggest Friends fan. I like the show, but I’m not one of those starry eyed, episode quoting […]

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Travel Report: Galaxy Soho Mall, Beijing.

September 2018. If you’re planning a trip to Beijing, you might not even consider a visit to the city’s largest shopping mall. But whatever you’re doing in the Chinese capital, a half an hour diversion to the amazing sight of Galaxy Soho Mall is well worth it! Designed by the acclaimed British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, […]

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Travel Report: How To Ride The Beijing Subway.

September 2018. Whatever it is you’ve come to China’s capital for, chances are you’re gonna get acquainted with the good old Beijing Subway! It’s unavoidable really. After all, the bus system is complicated, slow and Mandarin only. Furthermore, taxis can soon start to get pricy and the scene is rampant with unethical drivers looking to […]

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