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Xi’an in a nutshell

Xi’an, a mixture between the new and the old, between ancient and modern. When you first get to Xi’an, it looks a little bit like an industrial city – you will see huge chimneys...

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The safekeeping lion

Did you see the lions outside of your neighborhood Chinese restaurant? Not long ago, those lions were exclusive for the elite – if it’s the imperial family, leaders, government high ranking or plain rich people....

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Datong in 30 hours

Temples, caves, huge Buddha’s and some serenity – that’s what you’ll find if travel to Datong (大同/ Dàtóng). Datong city, from Beijing it’s around 350 KM by car (around 4 hours) or 375 KM by...

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Yuan Ming Yuan park Beijing (YMY)

Parks – so many of those in China, and most of them are super nice..! We went to YMY park on a sunny Sunday – the weather played in our favor and it was truly a...

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Spring festival 2014 – Beijing

  SPRING FESTIVAL – OR AS WE (I) 外国人 (FOREINGERS) CALL IT – THE BIG BOOM VACATION! Why the big boom some might ask? it goes like this: Imagine going out for a nice dinner,...