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  • China,  Guides

    Beijing Guide: Yunmeng Gorge

    When it comes to travelling there are two different kinds of experiences you could have. First are the well-known sightseeing spots that the area is renowned for, known world over. They include experiences found with a little bit of research…

  • China,  Guides

    Beijing Guide: The Ming Tombs

    Beijing holds many extraordinary historical artefacts that honour of their mighty historical power and significance. The sacred UNESCO site is visited by millions of foreigners and locals alike paying their respects to the nations forefathers. The mausoleums of the Ming…

  • China,  Guides

    Beijing Guide: The Great Wall (Badaling)

    As the Chinese national hero Mao Zedong once said, “He who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man”. It speaks volumes that of the 7 wonders of the World, this is the most well-known of…

  • China,  Guides

    Beijing Guide: The Temple of Heaven

    When a typical person is asked to picture Beijing, they’ll most likely cast up images of the Great Wall, the mighty Forbidden City or perhaps the neighbouring Tiananmen Square. For most Beijingers, the Temple of Heaven is one of the…

  • China,  Guides

    Beijing: Transport

    One of the biggest downfalls of backpacking cities is the sheer size and distance needed to travel from A to B. Everything is spread out far and wide requiring a network of different transport to get there. Despite the horrendously…

  • China,  Guides

    Beijing Guide: The Summer Palace

    China as a whole has an excessive nature; bigger is better. This can be seen with the endlessly snaking wonder of the world, and the city centre holding the infamous Tiananmen square and the monumental structures that surround it. However…

  • China,  Guides

    Travel Guide: Beijing

    China stand proudly as one of the world’s biggest superpowers, so its only appropriate that their capital should boast the development, history and culture that has made this nation great. A unique nation which stands alone with its incredibly powerful…

  • China,  Guides

    Beijing Guide: Yonghegong Lama Temple

    Nestled in the heart of the city in between the bright lights and chaotic streets of central Beijing, you’ll find the peaceful oasis of spirituality known by many names. To some its marvellously named the Harmony and Peace Palace Lamasery,…

  • China,  Discussions

    Beijing – The Most Secure City on Earth?

    On first impressions to the bewildered traveller, Beijing might look like the most secure and protected city on Earth. The sheer number and variety of security found throughout this enormous capital makes it seem so. It can leave a very…

  • Discussions,  Teaching

    Teaching Children: Pros & Cons

    5 months in, I’ve finally settled into the daily life of teaching. Now that routines have been set and the initial clouds of misconception has settled, it’s time to reflect on whether this is a positive experience or not. There…