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Pagoda and Park in Xian

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On our first full day in Xian we visited the large Wild Goose Pagoda, a Buddhist monument over 1,300 years old. As the ancient capital of China, Xian has so much history from… Continue reading

Goodbye to Beijing

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On our last night in Beijing, we enjoyed walking through the old city and the winding hutongs. We met up with a 2014 Collegiate graduate now working in Beijing after studying here for… Continue reading

Park Life

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The Temple of Heaven is a beautiful complex used by Beijing’s emperors to pray for good harvests. The wooden buildings and ornate marble gateways are remarkable.  But the surrounding park is perhaps just… Continue reading

The Forbidden City

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Post by Mac H On our 3rd full day in China, we went to the Forbidden City in the center of Beijing. To reach the Forbidden City we first had to go through… Continue reading

Friendly Photos

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Post by Claire W Arriving in China three days ago, I was first surprised by how similar the city looked to American cities, and especially New York City. While halfway around the globe,… Continue reading