"Beijing - once Peking the Northern Capital" Beijing by kenHuocj

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Was looking forward to being able to spend
a few years working in Beijing;
and so learn to be fully articultae in Putonghua;
use this as the base to get to
Mongolia ,
points on the Silk Routes,
Vladivostok and more;
but some things just do not fall into place;
a pity.....

but did have my first experience of
plus -10C with chilling Artic winds
that was my first experience of Wind Chill temperatures, well below 0C...

did have a good taste of Roast Duck,
should've seen the Great Wall under snow,
but the SA Rand lack conversion power...

managed to stay at one of the older Hotels
near the Zoo and Russia Built expo Centre.

another visit is a must, when....
i wish i knew....

maybe Mao with his Red Book may
provide the inspiration....
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  • VikingHarald's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2010 at 8:09 AM

    I was in Beijing and suprised how nice it was .... compared to Japan. Hope to go again for shopping. rgds

  • Confucius's Profile Photo
    Oct 2, 2006 at 12:03 PM

    Guangzhou to Lhasa rail route underway, but good luck trying to get a ticket there. Too many western guys and Chinese girls buying up all the tickets!

  • we2364's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2004 at 7:36 PM

    Is that you dating a western woman;))) I was wondering why there is no Chinese guy vs. western woman while a large number of Chinese girl vs western guy. Thanks for the display.

  • filipdebont's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2004 at 9:04 AM

    Good info - really looking forward to my Beijing visit next July

  • l_joo's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2004 at 4:49 AM

    Well Ken, I came across lots of pretenders who said that they love so much about this country, but yet they stay in remote rich cities. Is that called PISANG?

  • tessy's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2003 at 12:38 PM

    Great page! Can't wait for more. Like the local crafts and the travelogue, very interesting!

  • o00o's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2003 at 5:30 PM

    Great legent of the Dragon..

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2002 at 4:10 AM

    good page!!! nice t`logues!

  • miksu's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2002 at 12:32 PM

    Great photos...interesting page...

  • TravelCool's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2002 at 6:21 PM

    Maybe I`ll see a picture of the Great Wall of China under sno


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