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Travel Report: Museum of the Moon – The Water Cube (National Aquatics Center), Beijing.

September 2018. My favorite part of Beijing’s quirky Water Cube (National Aquatics Center) was this amazing little 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 out way through the short, dark corridor. Who was Luke Jerram? And what […]

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Travel Report: The Water Cube (National Aquatics Center), Beijing.

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

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

September 2018. I hadn’t been aware there was an Air Corridor at The Bird’s Nest. Or even a Top Wonder for that matter, as whoever came up with the idea seems to have had trouble settling on just one name for it. It was only at the ticket booth back down on the Olympic Green that I […]

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Travel Report: The Bird’s Nest (National Stadium), Beijing.

September 2018. My first visit to 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 itself. The football pitch had been transformed into a giant snow and ice park that day, […]

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Travel Report: The Olympic Green, Beijing.

September 2018. Strolling down Beijing’s expansive, largely deserted Olympic Green and it’s hard to imagine this was once the epicenter of the biggest sporting event in Chinese history. For it was right here, 11 years ago, that the 2008 Olympics burst to life with a dazzling opening ceremony that still stands as one of the […]

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Noodles & Rice – a short story from Beijing, China.

After a prolonged period of stabilization and life-altering romance, I finally bid farewell to Belgium in the summer of 2009. Uninspired by life in gray, uneventful Brussels, my girl and I headed off to China for an unforgettable year of teaching and traveling. I was right on the verge of blissful slumber when the red […]

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Travel Report: Shangdi, Beijing.

April 2014. The sleepy, unremarkable little Beijing neighbourhood of Shangdi stands as the dictionary definition of a non-place. There is very little to see and even less to do, save for a sizeable collection of restaurants and local stores, a lone bakery and a big ass supermarket. And yet somehow this is where I lived […]

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