Category Archives: Beijing

China – Beijing – Peking Duck – 5th December

Leaving for Shanghai that night we had to finish off packing, washing, food shopping and so on. It seemed strange to be saying goodbye to our home of 4 weeks, but we’re both getting itchy feet and felt the need to move on before the … Read More

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China – Beijing – Helen’s Birthday – 4th December

31 today!! Eek!! A far cry from last years fancy dress vintage themed party with all my best mates at Holyrood!! Still being in Beijing was pretty special and we made the effort to go and see some sights for the day. Dave bought me … Read More

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China – Beijing – Chilling out – 3rd December

We didn’t do much today but we do have a nice little shot of our tea cups taken whilst finishing off some work at the Zone Cafe. Later on we were invited for a meal at Kim and Jenny Chan’s place who we’d met earlier … Read More

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China – Beijing – 798 Art District – 2nd December

Helen needed to do some work for a client back home in the UK which required lots of uninterrupted internet speed! Our place of choice for this was the TimeZone 8 Cafe at the 798 art district. Prompted by the Chen’s we took our first … Read More

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China – Beijing – Hutong Cooking/Bell Tower – 1st December

We came across The Hutong earlier in the month when we attended a Christmas event at The International Canadian School of Beijing. They had a stand showcasing some of their events and we picked up a schedule for the month. We’d already attended the Tai … Read More

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China – Beijing – Speedos and the lake – 24th November

We left the day fairly free and only had a few things to do: catch up on the editing side, burning everything we’d shot so far to DVD, nip to the Wu-Mart to stock up on some much needed snacks for our journey that night … Read More

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China – Beijing – Olympic Pool and Tai Chi 23rd November

We arranged to meet Jen who we’d met on the hike at the weekend at midday outside the ticket office area of the Aquatics centre in the Olympic park. It was a really foggy/polluted day so we didn’t have great weather for photographing the Birds … Read More

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China – Beijing – Lama Temple 22nd November

We wanted to capture some more of Beijing’s famous temple sites and had been recommended to visit the Yongegong Lama Temple along with the Confucius Temple, both located very close to the subway stop on line 2 and not far from the Drum and Bell … Read More

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China – Beijing – Train tickets and Vegetarian Food 21st November

Xi’an and the Terracotta warriors have been on our to-do list before we even left the UK and we have decided on some dates for when we can pay them a visit. You can fly quite cheaply with CTRIP but we wanted to catch the … Read More

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China – Beijing – Silver Mountain & Pagoda Forest – 20th November

Having had a great experience with the Chinese Cultural Center last week on the Great Wall of China hike we booked up another tour for the Silver Mountain and Pagoda Forest which are about 1.5 hours out of Beijing at a cost of 250 RMB … Read More


China – Beijing – Tiananmen Square 19th November

Having visited the Forbidden City on a previous week we missed Tiananmen Square, so we decided to head that way and have a look. Subway line 1 is always very busy and today did not disappoint however we battled our way through the crowds and … Read More

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China – Beijing – Summer Palace – 18th November

We didn’t want to write too much about our visit to the Summer Palace as we feel the imagery may say more. We were really captivated by this magnificent site consisting of lakes, temples, bridges, paths, pavilions and hilly landscape. It truly is a breathtaking … Read More