Hongqiao Pearl Market, Beijing

One of my favorite things to do when traveling is visit the markets. It’s one of the quickest ways to learn about the culture of a city and get acquainted with locals while picking up some souvenirs of the place you’re visiting.   The Hongqiao Pearl market is one of Beijing’s most famous indoor markets […]

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A Brief History of the Summer Palace

China is home to many architectural wonders filled with deep history and cultural design. The Summer Palace forms one of the largest and most well preserved imperial gardens. First built in 1750, it covers an area of 2.9 square kilometers and is dominated by Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake which covers three quarters of the palace […]

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Five Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Tiananmen Square

Almost every city has some sort of public square which serves as an important commercial meeting place. Filled with history and surrounded by shops, museums and city halls, visiting famed city squares should be something all travelers do. You can’t visit Beijing without seeing Tiananmen Square and taking in a little piece of Chinese history. […]

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Surviving The Great Wall: Essential Travel Tips For Every Travelista

So you have left home to see the world and naturally you’re doing it in style. Just as every twenty something travelista should. It’s the mark of a free thinking independent woman really – being someone who knows how to stand on their own two feet, has a beautifully educated mind and has seen so […]

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