I first posted this photo to my blog ten years ago, when there were probably only a handful of readers, so I thought it would be OK to bring it back around. One afternoon I grabbed my camera and headed downtown on my new bike to run some errands and take pictures. I ended up at […]
On a cold day in Beijing, there’s no better thing to do than sit in the sun along the red wall near the Forbidden City.
A few weeks back travel expert Kendra Thornton contacted me about doing a joint post on our favorite places to visit. It sounded like a fun collaboration, and this post is the result. I write about a few fun things to see and do in Beijing, and Kendra writes about one of her favorite destinations, […]
Back in the day (late 1990’s) I used to ride my bike downtown a lot. From where I live out on the west side of Beijing ‘downtown’ meant the area around Tiananmen Squre and the Forbidden City — the center of the center of the universe, so to speak. At that time there was still […]
This afternoon a colleague and I slipped away to check out the newly-renovated National Museum of China, formerly known as the National Museum of Chinese History and the National Museum of the Chinese Revolution. It was originally built in 1959 as one of the “Ten Great Architectural Projects” that were constructed around Beijing to […]