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Irish Food and Pubs in Beijing

Irish Food and Pubs in Beijing January 15, 2012 | Events | Read More
Beijing has a few great Irish pubs where you’ll find endless Erin Go Bragh signs and green felt banners touting the Leprechaun nationalism. Paddy O’Shea’s Irish Pub is one of the most popular Irish hang out spots in the city. You’ll find the Irish owner behind the bar shouting good naturedly...

2012 Chinese New Year in the Capital

2012 Chinese New Year in the Capital January 5, 2012 | Events | Read More
Chinese New Year is the biggest holiday of the year in Beijing. Starting January 23rd, 2012, expect the city to look like a war zone. Fireworks will be going off in every corner of the capital, with explosions rocking the ground for around fifteen days. Starting the 23rd (officially at midnight though...

Valentine’s Day in Beijing

Valentine’s Day in Beijing December 29, 2011 | Events | Read More
Nothing says romance like a sweet foray to the Middle Kingdom. Hit the capital, Beijing, in February and you’ll find a place swarming with hearts and paired up lovers. The Chinese, who traditionally celebrate lover’s day later in the year, have latched on to the western Valentine’s...

Girl’s Night Out in Beijing

Girl’s Night Out in Beijing November 29, 2011 | Events | Read More
For an an amazing girls’ night out, Beijing is an amazing place for you to wet your proverbial whistle, have an amazing time and then head back home as tipsy and full of relaxation as any evening. Start of at the Spa at the Ritz-Carlton , where you’ll be pampered like a princess with your...

Octoberfest in Beijing

Octoberfest in Beijing September 1, 2011 | Events, Food | Read More
Celebrating a German beer holiday in a country that neither drinks beer in bulk nor enjoys sauerkraut is a bit of a difficult call, but still the strong German community in Beijing has established a few pubs and restaurants that naturally couldn’t pass up the chance to celebrate Germany’s...

Beijing’s Best Day Trips

Beijing’s Best Day Trips May 23, 2011 | Events | Read More
If you feel stuck in the big city that is Beijing and need an escape, consider one of these nearby cities. Tianjin (two hours away) is an industrial  town with connections to its big brother city Beijing, including a high speed train. You’ll find decent accommodation, city scapes, and of course...

Sanlitun Apple Store

Sanlitun Apple Store May 10, 2011 | Events | Read More
If you want to buy electronics in China, keep in mind the 17% VAT that makes it almost more expensive to buy in the mainland then in the USA. This is true of the Apple store, which is located in the heart of Sanlitun Village, which in turn is in the heart of the expat community. The Apple store runs...

New Anti-Drink Driving Camapign in Full Swing

New Anti-Drink Driving Camapign in Full Swing April 28, 2011 | Events | Read More
Traffic around Dongsishitiao is about to get even worse than normal! The police have been checking all cars (not taxis or buses) at that busy intersection with the second ring road, often closing the left lanes in order to facilitate their search. We applaud the police for this initiative, the Dongsishitiao...

Three Days in Beijing

Three Days in Beijing April 25, 2011 | Events | Read More
One of the most common questions about Beijing involves what to do on a short stay in China’s capital city. There are so many things to do, so many sites that the city really deserves a few weeks in order to explore the must-see places like the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven,...

How Will the 2011 Tsunami and Earthquake in Japan Impact Beijing?

How Will the 2011 Tsunami and Earthquake in Japan Impact Beijing? March 21, 2011 | Events | Read More
The recent earthquake and resulting tsunami that hit the North-Eastern coast of Japan may have a serious impact on Beijing. Residents in China’s capital have their eyes glued constantly to television screens, watching the news unfold hour by hour. Yes, they have a stake in the results of the nuclear...
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