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From the old to the new old

20 April 2018


China-Beijing-Zhengzhou-Bullet Train - From the old to the new old

Today I moved cities, from a 30 million person city to somewhere between 10 and 12 million people, its hard to measure. Zhengzhou is where I am, a....

Fun running race but I cant join in

19 April 2018


China-Beijing-Tiananmen Square-Qianmen - Fun running race but I cant join in

For my last evening in Beijing I thought I would return to Tiananmen square. Everyone goes there, I went there in 2011, you can line up to see emb....

The bus debacle illegal taxi comedy show

19 April 2018


China-Beijing-Mangshan-Hiking-Bus - The bus debacle illegal taxi comedy show

Three funny things happened today so strap in, wall of text to follow. First of all, there were a lot transport debacles. I had selected a spot t....

An uncomplicated exchange

18 April 2018


China-Beijing-Food-Architecture - An uncomplicated exchange

I will be taking 6 high speed rail journeys while in China. Tickets sell out, and you can only book one month in advance. To do this from overseas....

The bee filled mountain of many amenities

18 April 2018


China-Beijing-Fragrant Hills-Hiking - The bee filled mountain of many amenities

Another day, another opportunity to spend many hours walking around in the glorious pollution haze. Despite the air quality index suggesting the p....

Gentrification

17 April 2018


China-Beijing-Sanlitun-Food - Gentrification

Tonight I went to the nightclub and drug dealing area of Beijing, Sanlitun. It is located near all the embassies and the theory goes that all the ....

The west lake of the northern capital

17 April 2018


China-Beijing-Summer Palace - The west lake of the northern capital

Today I went to another top tourist attraction, the summer palace. I had never been there before. Parts of it are modeled on the famous west lake ....

The Mongolian spicy cold noodle denial

16 April 2018


China-Beijing-Food-Wangfujing - The Mongolian spicy cold noodle denial

Tonights update will be short because I did not stay out too long because I got back from the great wall too late and am exhausted and cannot wait....

Walking too far eating too much

15 April 2018


China-Beijing-Xidan-Food - Walking too far eating too much

Really tired now, eyes struggling to focus, tripping over imaginary stairs that dont exist, waving at confused Chinese people who I thought were s....

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