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Active Adventures in Beijing

Active Adventures in Beijing January 10, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Hiking in Beijing is an ongoing joy. Great groups like the Beijing Hikers, continue to innovative with new hiking routes and a great blend of culture and nature with hikes to the Great Wall, the gorge, hidden villages full of locals who live in a different century, and different way of life. Many of...

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...

Best Wine Bars in Beijing

Best Wine Bars in Beijing December 23, 2011 | Nightlife, Romantic | Read More
Beijing has an impressive love of wine. In fact, Decatur Magazine recently awarded a Chinese wine the top prize in the yearly assessment, making the Middle Kingdom a front-running contender in the wine business. Wine has been a growing industry in China for some time, and holds an impressive amount of...

Best New Restaurants in Beijing

Best New Restaurants in Beijing December 18, 2011 | Food | Read More
There have been a few great new restaurant openings this past year, and some real flops. Some closures that we in Beijing were sad to witness, and some closures that were completely justified. Openings: Ganges, your favorite Indian eatery, has opened several new branches, most notably the one at Dongzhimen....

What to Pack for Winter in Beijing

What to Pack for Winter in Beijing December 13, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Beijing is pretty far north. Don’t be deceived by the beautiful, lush green photos of the Great Wall. From November until March the wall is covered in deadly patches of ice, the hills are bald and barren of trees and life, and the wall looks like a grey gash slashed through the countryside. All...

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...

Holiday Travel in Beijing

Holiday Travel in Beijing November 25, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
If you care to travel to China over Christmas and New Years, keep in mind that as a pagan nation, and an Eastern one, you won’t be inundated with Christmas cheer, or New Year’s countdowns on the square. Essentially, you’ll be a tourist in a big, cold city without much holiday cheer. Still, Beijing...

Best Cheap Eats in Beijing

Best Cheap Eats in Beijing November 22, 2011 | Food | Read More
Beijing has an amazing array of affordable restaurants. At every corner there is a small stand selling chuan’r (meat on a stick) or fried rice, fried noodles or the famous egg pancakes that everyone chows down on for lunch around the busy office zones. Still, if you want western food for cheap there...

Hotel Alternatives in Beijing

Hotel Alternatives in Beijing November 18, 2011 | Hotels | Read More
Sometimes you just want something other than crisp sheets, aloof concierge staff, processed food in a buffet and classic, annoyingly soft elevator music. Hotels mean a lot of things to different people, and when you’ve traveled a lot they tend to annoy rather than appeal. In Beijing, there are amazing...
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