Beijing, the second time January 2nd 2007 I'd spent the May holidays in and around Beijing three years back and felt no need to revisit any of the sites save for the Great Wall which I hoped to photograph covered in a blanket of snow. I booked into Leo Hostel, mainly because I'd heard positive reviews of their off-the-beaten trail Great Wall tour, and because the hostel is located in Qianmen Hutong, a very short walk to the Antique street ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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