Posts tagged "Beijing"
The Great Wall of China, Mutianyu Section (near Beijing)

The Great Wall of China, Mutianyu Section (near Beijing)

The Great Wall. In my mind it stands as the ultimate irony tourist trap. What was started ages ago to keep foreigners out… is now responsible for bringing millions of foreigners into the country every year. It’s one of those things you just have to see or do…...
48 Hours in Beijing – A Guide to Sightseeing and Eating

48 Hours in Beijing – A Guide to Sightseeing and Eating

Highlights of what to see, do and eat in China’s capital city We sometimes worry that a short trip is giving a majestic city like Beijing short shrift, but when all is said and done, wouldn’t you rather have visited a place briefly, than not all at?  That...
Rooftop bar with a Beijing city view, Yin Bar at the Emperor Hotel, Beijing China

Rooftop bar with a Beijing city view, Yin Bar at the Emperor Hotel, Beijing China

Enjoy a cocktail at sunset overlooking the former residence of the Chinese Emperor The Yin Bar at the Emperor’s Hotel might just be the best rooftop bar in the city of Beijing. The hotel itself is one of the Design Hotels of the World, a list we often...
Stunning Fusion Cuisine at Blu Lobster, Beijing, China

Stunning Fusion Cuisine at Blu Lobster, Beijing, China

An elaborate tasting menu makes for a decadent fusion dining experience We were delighted to be in Beijing…an unexpected detour on an extended business trip brought us to the former 2008 Olympic city. Immediately Paul, I and a colleague (Andy) set out to find the most distinctive of...
Peking Duck and Other Northeastern Chinese Food - Made In China (Chang An Yi Hao), Beijing

Peking Duck and Other Northeastern Chinese Food – Made In China (Chang An Yi Hao), Beijing

Sampling traditional, regional Chinese dishes in China can be a bit overwhelming for most travelers. The city is hectic, English is non existent, street stalls seem scary  and unwelcoming to the uninitiated…. the best you can do is point at what others are having and hope for the...
2-Star Michelin Italian Restaurant - Ristorante Sadler Beijing, China

2-Star Michelin Italian Restaurant – Ristorante Sadler Beijing, China

I was in China for a week… first in Shanghai, then on to Beijing. In that time I only ate one proper Chinese meal. It wasn’t that I was scared of the food, it’s just that the western food on offer here is so appealing. Take Ristorante Sadler,...
Tea Ceremony in Beijing, Steps From the Forbidden Palace

Tea Ceremony in Beijing, Steps From the Forbidden Palace

The relaxing ritual of tea ceremony after a day of sightseeing When you go to a place like Beijing where there are tourist attractions so historically important that they make their way onto the Unesco World Heritage site list, you figure you ought to go see them. The...
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