Blog posts from Beijing
Beijing 2015: Hiking on the Great Wall of China

Beijing 2015: Hiking on the Great Wall of China

One of our top goals of the Beijing trip was to experience the Great Wall given that sections of it are only an hour away from the city. After quite a bit of research we decided to try a hike along...

Beijing 2015: food & drink

Beijing 2015: food & drink

Friday Great Leap Brewing #6 - located in a hutong, this brewery was a bit tricky to find - thank goodness for working GPS! We grabbed a table in the nearly empty tasting room and ordered a sampler...

Beijing 2015: 798 Art District

Beijing 2015: 798 Art District

After a filling dim sum lunch, we tried to take an Uber out to the 798 art district, only to be thwarted by the language barrier. Thankfully we were at a hotel so we asked one of the staff to hail...

Beijing 2015: The Palace Museum (Forbidden City)

Beijing 2015: The Palace Museum (Forbidden City)

Saturday morning we awoke to an even smoggier day, but decided to continue with our plans to see Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Unfortunately, we found the smog obscuring Tiananmen Square,...

Beijing 2015: Lama Temple

Beijing 2015: Lama Temple

After my morning at the Temple of Heaven and Leandra's morning in her cooking class we met back at the hotel to warm up and plan the rest of our day. Lama temple had been recommended to us, and...

Beijing 2015: Temple of Heaven

Beijing 2015: Temple of Heaven

Temple of Heaven contains quite a few centuries-old religious buildings where the emperor would make sacrifices for the harvest, fortune, etc, and is now a large urban park. Just a few miles from...

Beijing 2015: Introduction

Beijing 2015: Introduction

Earlier in the year Leandra went to Hong Kong because of a good airfare deal and to keep her Platinum status for 2016. After that, she needed another long trip and Beijing was pricing well for...

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