Archive for the ‘Beijing Scenes’ Category

Keeping Cool at the Harbin Ice Festival

Posted by abel on March 9, 2017 in Beijing Scenes | No Comments

Since 1985. the Harbin Ice Festival has attracted tourists from all over the world. Ice sculptors travel to the northeast Chinese city every year to create their temporary masterpieces. It’s an event I didn’t want to miss this year — and one I’d like to revisit in future. We arrived in Harbin by train, leaving on Friday from Beijing South […]

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Two-Day Great Wall Hike: Gubeikou to Jinshanling

Posted by abel on May 1, 2016 in Beijing Scenes | No Comments

The Gubeikou section of the Great Wall is appealing for two main reasons: it has never been reconstructed, thus it has retained its original identity; and (best of all) it isn’t a tourist hot spot. It is an enjoyable hike with a variety of trails – some paths snake along the Wall, while others delve into the valley. […]

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Beijing Under Snow

Posted by abel on November 23, 2015 in Beijing Scenes | No Comments

  Fall in Beijing is the nicest season of all. The temperature is great, the air quality is decent, and the yellow-orangish leaves on the city’s gingko trees decorate the streets and parks. However, you occasionally see groundskeepers and street cleaners playing Mother Nature by hitting branches with long sticks to remove leaves before they […]

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Sony A7SII under Beijing’s pollution

Posted by abel on October 28, 2015 in Beijing Scenes | No Comments

   

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