Category: China

The view of Beijing from the Hotel Eclat.
China

The Hotel Eclat Beijing: A Chic Luxury Hotel With an Artsy Vibe

Eccentric luxury sounds like a contradiction in terms and generally not something you want in a hotel. The Hotel Eclat Beijing is the exception though. It’s the brainchild of a Hong Kong tycoon who wants to bring contemporary art out of collector’s confines and put it in public spaces. Nice public spaces though. The Hotel Eclat

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Fun Facts About The Great Wall of China For Kids Of All Ages
China

Fun Facts About The Great Wall of China For Kids Of All Ages

When you visit Beijing, you really have to visit the Great Wall of China, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Along with 50 million other people who visit annually, you will need to make this pilgrimage to one of the greatest man-made structures ever built. If you are lucky, you won’t feel like the other 50

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Places To Visit in Beijing Which Reminded Us of Brooklyn
China

Places To Visit in Beijing Which Reminded Us of Brooklyn

How can you get street art in an authoritarian country like China? Pretty easily. Just limit it to certain areas so it’s technically sanctioned. Win/Win for the people who are given the illusion of freedom and for the government who is still in ultimate charge. In our time in the capitol of China, we found

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Anecdotes and Observations From Our Travels Through Modern China
China

Anecdotes and Observations From Our Travels Through Modern China

I love meeting people and hearing their stories. People’s lives are endlessly fascinating to me.  In China, this nosiness presented a problem because we couldn’t speak the language. Luckily, we got on well with Joe, our Abercrombie & Kent tour guide from Guilin who was a professor at a local university. He was curious about

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A Two Week Highlights of China Itinerary for a Luxury China Tour
China

A Two Week Highlights of China Itinerary for a Luxury China Tour

China is such a huge country that where do you start when you only have two weeks to visit? We faced this dilemma recently and have suggestions for you if you are looking at a two week highlights of China itinerary. We travelled as a family and also in relative comfort so that this itinerary

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Beijing Stir Fry Noodles
China

A Kid-Friendly Beijing Noodles Recipe

I’ve got a guest post from Sheryl, the creator of Hot Chiu Condiments, on one of her favourite quick and easy recipes.  You may remember that she told us all about her Westernised take on that Filipino comfort dish, Chicken Adobo. Sheryl was inspired by two Chinese dishes. The first dish, Zha Jiang Mian, (fried

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