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Top 10 Places in Beijing – Gulou Posted by on Aug 2, 2013

So far in our countdown of the Top 10 Places in Beijing, we’ve hit the student district of Wudaokou and the hip 798 art district. Speaking of hip, we’re going to the spot where hipsters love to gather in Beijing: #8 – Gulou (鼓楼 – gǔ lóu) This area of Beijing gets its name from…

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Yi Xian Camping Music Festival (易县露营音乐节) Part 2 – We are Rockstars (我们是摇滚明星) Posted by on Aug 23, 2010

When we last saw them, our 老外 heroes had finally arrived at their desired destination – the Yi Xian Camping Music Festival.  Despite the fact that they had just endured a lengthy, exhausting, frustrating journey, they were in high spirits and were ready to experience their first ever Chinese music festival.  We now find our…

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Yi Xian Camping Music Festival (易县露营音乐节) Part 1 – Travel Troubles (旅行的麻烦) Posted by on Aug 15, 2010

As promised in my last post, here is the ridiculous story of my journey to the Yi Xian Camping Music Festival: Having been back in Beijing for almost two months, I started to feel like I was trapped in the concrete jungle.  With the May Day Holiday (五一节 – wǔ yī jié) approaching, I was…

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Music Festivals in China (中国音乐节) Posted by on Aug 11, 2010

Back home in 美国, one of my favorite things to do every summer is going to a music festival (音乐节 – yīn yuè jié) with a group of friends.  In fact, between 2003 and 2009, I attended over 30 such events, from Camp Bisco in upstate New York, to Langerado in southern Florida, to Bonnaroo…

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