Hutongs Alleys: A Taste Of Old Beijing

The Hutongs population in Beijing is declining fast. The Nan Luo Gu Xiang is built in the late 13th century and boost one of the well maintained Hutongs around. You see much of the main streets covered with modern bars and shops. Take a walk down the side alleys and you can see the old…

A Walk Down Wangfujing Snack Street In Beijing

Located at Wangfujing Station of Beijing Subway Line 1, Wangfujing (Chinese : 王府井 literally: "Prince's Mansion Well") is a popular shopping district for both locals and foreigners. The snack street sells exotic food and many other local food delights. It is off the main street, distinguished by the big sign board right before you enter the…

How Knowing Chinese And Not Speaking It Saves Me Money In China

"Where you lads headed? JinShanLing?" shouted a middle age women in heavily accented Beijing Chinese as we got down from the 2.5 hours public bus restlessly from downtown Beijing. I didn't reply and just pretended to not understand whatever she just said. And so Z and I walked around the bus station to check things…

A Photography Entry Of Hiking The Great Wall Of China

UNESCO World Heritage Site Starting point at Xizharzi village for the one-way hike to Mutianyu. Heading eastwards to Mutianyu. The tour leader and gang. This part of the wall is totally not restored, we almost had the wall to ourselves. The views certainly got better as we went higher. Descending was pretty tough because of…