CHINA: WHAT TO SEE, WHAT TO DO, & WHAT TO EAT:
China is a country filled with unique culture, sweeping landscapes, and sprawling cities. It would take months, perhaps even years, to see every inch of the vast nation. Here are articles, videos, and helpful tips to jump start your trip to China.
BUCKET LIST #14: THE GREAT WALL:
The Great Wall had been on my bucket list ever since I was a little girl. I was traveling with friends in Japan and took a red eye flight to Beijing just to see the Great Wall during cherry blossom season. Without a doubt, this day was my most inspiring day of 2016 thus far. The entire adventure from start to finish was truly mind-blowing. Check it all out in this short video!
FROM WHERE I STAND: THE FORBIDDEN CITY:
As you enter through the main gates into The Imperial City, you immediately begin to understand why “city” was included in its name. It really is a city within a city. The sites and sounds of Beijing fade away as you become immersed in the colorful architecture of the temples and the seemingly endless cobble stone pavements. The Forbidden City is a true marvel.
In all of Beijing, there are only a hand full of shops offering pour overs and only one in the neighborhood in which I was staying. This coffee spot was High Altitude (HA) Coffee.
For the most part, as an American passport holder, I usually am not required to obtain a visa in advance of entering any given country. China is the exception. Here is how to get a Chinese visa in Tokyo!
All of the dirt and rocks excavated for the Imperial Palace was moved manually to build Jingshan Park.
As you enter through the main gates, you immediately begin to understand that it really is a city within a city.
This "food library" greets guests with an ambience rivaled only by its own unique gastronomic experience.
With quaint bridges and quiet picnic spots, this recent restoration project doesn't disappoint.
As you enter the main gates, you immediately begin to understand why “city” was included in its name.
I gave my tea time virginity to The Georg, and it was everything I could have hope for and more.
The stories of bravery that day at Tiananmen Square have always resonated with me.
Visiting ancient Chinese structures will truly give you all the architectural feels.