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Beijing, Part 2: The Forbidden City, Parks and Hutongs, and Beijing Duck

Distance Travelled: 7573 miles Date: 17-22nd July As I walked the moat surrounding the walls of the Forbidden City the air swarmed with hundreds of dragonflies, darting and shimmering in the sun, and rang with the high-pitched whine of cicadas. … Continue reading

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Enter the dragon: I arrive in Beijing

Distance Travelled: 7573 miles Date: 17-22nd July I wrote briefly about coming into China on the Trans-Siberian post here, so I’ll just skip ahead to Beijing. Coming from London, I thought I knew what a big city was like. Beijing, … Continue reading

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