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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, 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.

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 […]

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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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Travel Report: Tiananmen Square, Beijing.

September 2018. I very nearly didn’t make it into Tiananmen Square. I’d stupidly forgotten all about the security checkpoints and then, suddenly, I was face to face with an angry-looking guard demanding my “pass-a-port”. I felt a cold chill run down the back of my neck. But then, as luck would have it, I realised the […]

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Travel Report: The Summer Palace, Beijing.

May 2010 & January 2015. I’ve always considered The Summer Palace to be Beijing’s crowning achievement! For me you can keep the organised chaos of The Forbidden City and the understated expanse of Tiananmen Square. While these places are definitely worth seeing, China’s largest royal park certainly has way more charm. Indeed a trip here offers […]

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