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Beijing to Kunming (Part One) Posted by on Jun 13, 2016

Riding the train is the best way to travel China, especially if you want to do an epic trip like go from Beijing to Kunming. Rather than sit on the train for two days straight, hop off in a few provincial capitals along the way. In Part One of the video series, we explore Beijing…

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Top Beijing Attractions Posted by on May 23, 2016

There’s lots to see and do in Beijing, as the Chinese capital is full of some of the most important and famous attractions in the entire country. History buffs, foodies, art aficionados, shopaholics, and party animals can all find something to do in the ‘Jing. While there’s enough to do in Beijing to keep you…

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Top 10 Places in Beijing Posted by on May 25, 2015

Beijing is an enormous metropolis with a history going back thousands of years, and it’s usually the first stop for tourists coming to China. There’s enough to do in and around the city to keep you busy for years; trust me, I spent more than four of them living there. For travelers with only a…

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A Giant Rubber Duck in China Posted by on Sep 30, 2014

In the fall of 2013, the globetrotting Giant Rubber Duck made a stop at Beijing’s Summer Palace. Known in Chinese as 大黄鸭 (dà huáng yā – Big Yellow Duck), its visit coincided with China’s National Day. Seeing as how tomorrow is National Day, here’s a little highlight reel of the Duck’s visit to the capital…

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3-Day Beijing Tour Posted by on Jan 8, 2013

I’ve been living here in China’s capital city for over three years now. In that time, I’ve played tour guide on numerous occasions, whether it be for friends visiting, couch surfers, or whoever else ends up hanging out with me and wanting to explore this amazing city. Even after three years, there are still some…

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Life in the ‘Jing Posted by on May 12, 2012

When you’re learning a language, a good way to practice is to describe people, things, and places. As such, I’m going to introduce the place where I currently call home – Beijing – to you in a short article in Chinese, with pinyin and English to help. 现在我住在北京。我二零零八年来这里了。那个时候北京有奥运会。我觉得北京的奥运会很有意思。这是我第二次住在北京。我住在这里一共三年了。我想给大家介绍一下北京: (xiàn zài wǒ zhù zài běi jīng…

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Photo Gallery: Summer Palace (颐和园画廊) Posted by on May 12, 2011

Summer Palace Video Slidshow: Thumbnail gallery below:   All photographs are courtesy of Stephen M. Fiedler, twitter: @seeitbelieveit Please contact for any use of these images.

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