Category Archives: Beijing


Grand Hyatt Beijing Mini-Review

The Grand Hyatt Beijing is a modern hotel and the center of Oriental Plaza built in 2001 by Li Ka Shing (richest man in China).  It is conveniently located above a…



We arrived in Beijing about an hour late, but swiftly passed through Customs to the taxi line. Though cheap (106 RMB = $17.50), the ride takes about 45 minutes, but…


Hot (Weather) Fashion Tips from China

When the mercury hovers around 95 degrees (35C) in China, it’s officially hot, and outside it’s hard to escape the heat. The local women (and a few men) carry reflective…


Private Tours in China

While I’m not new to traveling to and around China, I have not done it on my own and usually have a guide of some sort.   While I vow every…


China Planning

For China, we felt like we will need some hand-holding. We don’t speak the language, and we are fish out of water, so we looked into private tours offered by China…

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