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How to plan a trip to Beijing

First things first: the Chinese capital is absolutely HUGE. Beijing and its surrounds are roughly the same size as Belgium, and the city is called home by more than 21 million people, just a little less than th...
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Off The Beaten Track Hikes around the World

There are so many amazing off the beaten track hikes around the world, we've decided to ask fellow bloggers to share the best hikes in the world with us! This monster post collects some of the greatest treks on...
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5 Awesome places to visit in Beijing

One of our favourite cities ever... Beijing!  Here are five amazing places to visit in Beijing, to help you plan your first visit there! Places to visit in Beijing? Where to start? The Chinese capital is famo...
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5 Unusual Beijing Places

Forbidden City? Check. Temple of Heaven? Check. Tienanmen Square? Check. To bide farewell to China, we'd like to show you unusual Beijing. From public bathhouses to artsy pubs, from a hutong with a resident rab...
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The Great Wall at Mutianyu

Who doesn't have the Great Wall on their China list? Here's our practical guide to visiting the Great Wall at Mutianyu, one of the easiest accessible sections from Beijing that is not swamped with tourists.  T...
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Climbing Mount Tai

A little while ago, we decided we would climb a mountain in every country we visit. In China, we chose Mount Tai (Tai Shan), the most climbed mountain in the country. Here's our practical guide to help you plan...