Burps, Sweat Pants, And Things I Learned Living In Beijing

Well I successfully made through my two months in Beijing. Woo hoo! And now, as I sit on a 24-hour train to Hong Kong, I’m given the perfect opportunity to look back at my time spent in the huge, smoggy city of 22 million people. Coming into this internship, I really had no expectations. I […]

Germany Meets China – Beijing Oktoberfest

Who would have thought that I’d celebrate two Oktoberfests in a row?! Last year, my bestie Jon and I went to the real thing in Munich, Germany and had crazy amounts of fun. So you can imagine how excited I was to find out that Beijing was hosting its very own Oktoberfest this year. With […]

China Week 5 – Bei Hai Park

Boy Beijing is a cool city. I’m really loving it here. Since we’ve already visited all the major attractions (The Great Wall, Forbidden City, etc. etc) we’ve taken to exploring Beijing’s natural beauties. And by natural I mean man-made parks and lakes – thank you Chinese emperors! This past weekend we went to Bei Hai […]

Oh The Adventures We Had…

I’m a bit late on this one since it’s about our Saturday adventures and now its Thursday but oh well. Better late than never right…? Work with me on this one. Anyways, Saturday (August 31) we took ourselves on one epic adventure around Hou Hai lake which is about a mile north of the Forbidden […]

China Day 24 – Climbing The Great Wall

This weekend I finally visited China’s Great Wall – let me tell you, it did not disappoint. I can’t describe how inspiring is it to visit something so well-known and that’s over 1,000 years old. So historic and so monumental – it gave me a whole new appreciation for life; past, present and future. Our […]

Beijing City Tour – Highlights

After our epic fail on Saturday (we got lost trying to find our tour’s meeting spot so we missed the tour completely) we successfully made out tour on Sunday. We visited the Temple of Heaven, Tiannamen Square, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. All linked to ancient Chinese Emperors, these places were exactly what […]

New Friends, New Perspectives, New Person.

Before travelling to China, I really had no idea what to expect from Beijing and the Chinese people. I have to be honest, I was really quite uninformed and uneducated about the culture within a communist country. I knew only what I’d seen in the movies (so realistic…) and what I’d heard in the news […]