A glimpse of modern Beijing

In general, I am not a big fan of modern buildings. Don't get me wrong, some of them are absolutely fascinating and the architecture is mind-boggling. But I am far more intrigued by old buildings and the stories around them. However, as most people know, in Beijing - as in most other Chinese cities - there are lots and... Continue Reading →

Flower Power in Hebei Province

Summer in Beijing is usually HOT. July is both the hottest and wettest month in the city. Temperatures easily reach up to 40 C and almost every night you have to be prepared for heavy thunderstorms with torrential rain. Hot temperatures might sound great to some people, but in a city like Beijing it is... Continue Reading →

Beijing: A morning in a park

I love early mornings in Chinese parks. It is that time of the day when the temperature is still moderate and the tourist masses have not arrived yet. The park is full of people dancing, singing, practising Tai Chi, playing Mahjong. There is a nice, peaceful atmosphere. A rare thing in a megacity like Beijing.... Continue Reading →

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