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Travel Report: How To Ride The Beijing Subway.

Reading from China? This travel report contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 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, as the bus system is complicated, slow and predominantly Mandarin-driven, while […]

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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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