Tag Archives: Beijing


  • Kid Memories at the Temple of Heaven, Beijing

    There are little things in my life that I look back on that make me think, “wow!” Sometimes that “wow” ends with “what were we thinking,”...

  • Learning to Walk in Beijing

    At the end of October 2011 I had the pleasure of writing a guest post for Mother of All Trips, a great family travel blog written by Mara Gorman. ...

  • What a Great Wall

    Ha ha! Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.  I had been looking forward to seeing the Great Wall of China for months. I knew that if I could...

  • Lee Garden Service Apartment- Review

    The Lee Garden Service Apartment was a great little find I came across on Tripadvisor.com. I really wanted an apartment in Beijing, but having...

  • Sacred Way

    On the same day that we went to the Great Wall, we were first taken to the Main Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs. I knew nothing about the Sacred...

  • Summer Palace, Beijing: One Heck of a Vacation Home

    Holy smokes was it cold on the water. Of course most of the best views were on the water, so we couldn’t stay away. It was windy and cold,...

  • Jingshan to Beihai

    On a hazy Tuesday morning, after we had seen the Forbidden City, we decided to check out a shrine we had seen from the Forbidden City. We had...

  • Beijing Strategy

    I did not have a good track record in China so far. We had wasted time in Hong Kong, and I was tied up in Shenzhen with work. I did not want...

  • A Quick Taste of Wangfujing

    Our hotel in Beijing was only a few blocks from Wangfujing Dajie. It you are unfamiliar with this street, a section of it is a pedestrian-only...

  • Please, Eat. We Will Take Your Child.

    I am very protective of my son. I have a back up plan if I ever see someone try to snatch him. I assume adrenaline will kick in, I will sprint...

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