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

Catching a Show

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Due to the rain, we had to head indoors. We decided to spend that time watching an acrobat show. The impressive performance was almost as interesting as the lively audience, mostly comprised of… Continue reading

The Hutongs of Beijing

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Despite rain, we explored the hutongs or traditional alleyways and homes of Beijing’s old neighborhoods. We travelled through the winding alleys on foot and by rickshaw (with effective red rain covers!). The journey… Continue reading

Buddhism in China

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We were lucky enough to be visiting the Lama Temple in Beijing when the resident monks, about 100 of them, were chanting their scared texts in a short ceremony. We learned about the… Continue reading