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Huanghuacheng Great Wall Posted by on Jul 31, 2017

Huanghuacheng Great Wall

A great day trip out of Beijing is a visit to Huanghuacheng Great Wall (黄花城 – huáng huā chéng) – the “Yellow Flower Wall.” The name for this section of the Great Wall comes from the wild flowers that bloom here in the summer. It’s also known as the “Water Great Wall” (水长城 – shuǐ…

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3 Days in Beijing (Part Two) Posted by on Nov 15, 2016

With just three days to explore Beijing, the first one was pretty epic. Traveling along the city’s central north-south axis, you got to hit some of the biggest attractions in the city – the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and much more. Hopefully you got some good rest; there are still two…

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5 Awesome Beijing Day Trips Posted by on Apr 29, 2014

Living in the smog-filled concrete jungle of Beijing can be a bit depressing, especially for nature lovers. Sure, there are plenty of local parks, but sometimes flying a kite and practicing tai chi just isn’t enough to satisfy the urge for some time in the great outdoors. Luckily, there are tons of worthwhile day trips…

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Top 10 Places in Beijing – The Great Wall Posted by on Feb 6, 2014

Our epic countdown of the Top 10 places in China’s capital city of Beijing is finally down to three. With so many awesome spots in this Chinese mega-city, it’s hard narrowing them down to ten; it’s even harder choosing the best of the best. When talking about the highlights of Beijing, of course the Great…

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2013 Year in Review Video (Part One) Posted by on Dec 31, 2013

2013 was a huge year of travel for this blogger. Join me on a video journey through this past year while learning the Chinese words for the seasons, a few Chinese holidays, and also plenty of countries and cities that I visited. Happy New Year everyone! 冬天 – dōng tiān winter 哈尔滨 – hā ěr…

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Sustainable Development in Rural China Posted by on Jun 22, 2013

It’s no secret that China is a country which is rapidly developing. I mean, just look at this picture that shows the skyline of Shanghai in 1990 and 2010: What a difference 20 years makes in modern China! When one discusses China’s insanely quick development, its countless mega-cities are often the focus of attention. However…

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