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Chinese Doors

Chinese Doors

While living in China for years, doors at Chinese houses fascinated me, especially the door handles—in various sizes, shapes, colors and the superstitions that come with it. Most door knobs are in shape of a lion or dragon’s head. I really couldn’t accurately identify one from the other. They seem to look the same to […]

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Park Games in Beijing

Life in China Series – Park Games

The parks in China (I mean, Beijing) are full of old men and women playing cards, dominos and Chinese chess. They’re the most common park games any one will see when strolling around. The street corners are also filled with old people in a group of four or more, in deep thoughts, strategizing their next […]

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The Best Section of The Great Wall of China

I have yet to meet someone whose bucket list doesn’t include climbing the magnificent Great Wall of China, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. It was built to ward off enemies. The photos you see of this architectural feat are stunning but when you are in there walking, climbing its brick-layered structure, […]

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11 Things To Do In Beijing

(A friend of mine and his family are going for a one-week trip to Beijing in late Spring this year and they asked me some recommendations on what to do and see in the city. I’m trying my best to recall the ones I recommended to the couchsurfers I had hosted. These places are not […]

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China Best Travel Photos – Part 1

My first trip abroad was in late 2002. My first destination was Beijing, China. Back then, Beijing was a bit of a chaos. It was The China in my mind: Chinese courtyard houses were still everywhere, waiting to be discovered; the morning rush hours meant people go to work in their bicycles; food stalls were […]

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The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China

Sunrise at the Great Wall of China is one view that would forever be etched in my memory. The serenity from where I stood to take this pic is reflected in the rugged terrains of the landscape where the ancient wall is snaking through its way up, as if reaching to heaven’s azure. The arch […]

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Guilin: The Karst Mountains

Suzy is from Romania who has lived in Beijing for a couple of years and went to Guilin, the Southern part of China, to travel with her boyfriend this summer. She says, “Its the happiest travel of my life!” Well, with these vistas and a guy you love by your side, what else could you […]

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Philippines: EL NIDO

A friend of mine from Nueva York and who is currently in Beijing, Iris, flew to a paradise island called, El Nido, Palawan in the Philippines. She took this photo from her hotel balcony during sunset. When you get a perfect picture like this, youll conclude that shes not alone watching this fantastic panorama of […]

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