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 →

Yunnan 1 – Adventures in Kunming

In mid-April I was informed that the school would be closed for one week for Labour day - I have never heard of Labour day being such an important holiday in other places, but maybe this is a Communist thing....It kind of also felt wrong to have a week holiday after only working in China... Continue Reading →

Great Wall Earth Day Cleanup Hike

On 25 April the Beijing Hikers Club organised a cleanup up hike on the Great Wall for Earth Day (April 22). Although I think Earth Day should be every day, I still think it is a nice initiative to create awareness. I love the Beijing Hikers Club. I went on 3 other hikes with them... Continue Reading →

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