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 […]Read More
Tag: What to see and do 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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
April 2010. If you only have time for one Beijing temple, make it the grand Lama Temple. This is the largest Tibetan style temple in the world outside of Tibet itself. My visit here came way back in 2010 during my first year living in China. Make no mistake, this is an incredibly popular attraction. […]Read More
July 2014. Only in a city as contradictory and confusing as Beijing could a place like 798 Art District exist! The complex started out as a huge network of factories built by the East Germans in the 1950s. However, by the mid 90s the entire area had fallen into a state of disrepair. It was […]Read More
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