Even for budget travelers like ourselves, you can’t go toBeijing without tasting a little of the local specialty: Peking duck. A good restaurant can set you back several hundred kuai (a small fortune to us) but it’s totally worth it. Our favorite duck restaurant is called Liqun, a
Food Tour Around Beijing
In the winter of 2008 when moving to China was just a twinkle in our eye, we came to China as tourists for a 10-day, Shanghai/Beijing tour. Our first stop was Beijing, and I found the whole place wildly, fantastically exotic and exciting. I was curious to return now, 2
The Strangest Building in Beijing
While in Beijing, we had a few business meetings. We had to meet someone in the morning, and then he brought us around and introduced us to various people. On the first day, as we were running to meet him, we noticed a strange, colorful looking building across the street.
UNESCO in China and my New Goal
UNESCO is an international organization that recognizes places all over the world that have either unique natural properties or a special culture. Once they are on the list the places get a special level of protection (and access to special funds) but it is up to the individual countries