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72 hours in Beijing

Jan 06, 13 72 hours in Beijing

From January 1 2013 China allows for visa free stay up to 72 hours, if you arrive in Beijing or one of Shanghai’s two international airports.

72 hours = 3 days. Not long, but you will be surprised to see all you can do within those hours. If we don’t take jet lag, luggage, money and Beijing traffic into consideration, this is what my 72 hours would look like.

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If you choose only one sight to see in Beijing…

Dec 02, 12 If you choose only one sight to see in Beijing…

Make that the Temple of Heaven. The mix of ancient architectual structures, a huge, green park and thousands of locals treating it as their retirement club makes it a perfect place for sightseeing and people watching. The round altar and temples are beautiful in their simplicity, but most enjoyable is watching all the old folks getting together to exercise, dance, sing, play cards and domino, or just catch up on the latest news.

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My favourite Beijing

Nov 15, 12 My favourite Beijing

I have just returned from a week tour leading in Beijing – a week with lots of sightseeing, a snow storm and later beautiful fall weather, eating and a tiny bit shopping. Never boring in Beijing! Here are some of my favorite things to do in China’s capital.

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Train or Plane in China

Oct 14, 12 Train or Plane in China

China is a big country, actually it is the world’s fourth biggest, after Russia, Canada and the US. We are talking about 9,596,960 km2, about the same as the US. Moving around takes time and money, and if you want to experience as many wonders of China as possible, you have no other choice. Most people will automatically start looking at flights, but I want to remind you that trains are always an option.

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So you want to go to China?

Sep 18, 12 So you want to go to China?

Going to China, is like saying you’re going to Europe: Not very specific. If time is limited, you need to make a plan to get the most out of your trip. Finding out where you want to go can be difficult, there are so many great places to see. To make it easier, here are some questions you can ask yourself.

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How to chose a good hotel in China

Sep 17, 12 How to chose a good hotel in China

Just as important as choosing the places you’ll visit in China, so is choosing the right hotel. You have travelled far, and being in China can be tiring. Here are some things to consider.

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2 weeks in China

Sep 17, 12 2 weeks in China

If I had two weeks to explore China, this is what I would do.

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