Do not remove a fly from your friend's forehead with a hatchet.

Chinese Proverb

China’s tallest buildings

- World Financial Center – – Shanghai Tower – – World Financial Center side -

The Shanghai noodle tour

As we left our Beijing hostel to board the bullet train to Shanghai, the receptionist called after us:…

Beijing Night(mare) Market

When the sun goes down, Beijing truly comes to life. The streets are lit up with dazzling neon…

The Great Wall at Mutianyu

Lonely Planet (which never lies) insists the fastest way to get to the Great Wall at Mutianyu is…

The Forbidden City

Built between 1406 and 1420, the Forbidden City served as the home of emperors and their households, as well…

Summer Palace

We set off early to explore the Summer Palace, essentially a giant, luxurious garden for Emperors and their…

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Chinese proverb

Our first taste of Beijing

Stepping off the train left us in absolutely no doubt that we’d arrived in the capital of the…

16:30 Ulanbaatar –> Beijing

We felt a twinge of sadness as we boarded the overnight sleeper from UlanBaatar to Beijing. This was…