Beijing, China, Lynn, Urban

The Time We Had to Eat Peking Roast Duck Twice [Beijing]

8 Sep , 2015   Gallery

For those of you who might not know this, “Peking” is the Cantonese (and some various other Southern Chinese) dialectic pronunciation of the Chinese characters 北京. These characters are pronounced as Bei Jing in Standard Mandarin. When Europeans first arrived in China, they came through the Southern ports, which is why this capital city was known as Peking. […]

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Beijing, China, Lynn, Urban

The Time I Ordered Liver for Breakfast [Beijing]

23 Aug , 2015  

I have to admit, if you haven’t already noticed from my previous posts on this trip, that I wasn’t the most pleasant human being on my time in Beijing: I complained about the density of the crowd, the hacking cough of the locals, the length of the walk between a intersecting metro line, the spacing of buildings, the […]

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Beijing, China, Lynn, Outdoors, Travel tips

The Time Waffles Raced to the Great Wall Train

14 Jun , 2015   Gallery

When I was younger, I often attributed line-cutting to people from China. I still remember the shock I experienced in the airport bathroom in Shanghai when I patiently waited for a stall to open, only to have the person who came in behind me dash to the stall before I even got a chance to see […]

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Beijing, China, Lynn, Urban

The Time We Paid 20 RMB to Cross the Street [Beijing]

4 Jun , 2015   Gallery

I had always wanted to go to Beijing. The Taiwan in which I spent a part of my childhood was not a China-hating Taiwan, but a Taiwan that held a deep wistful longing for China, the home of many disenfranchised Kuomingtang, members of the Chinese Nationalist Party who were forced to retreat to Taiwan after the Chinese […]

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Beijing, China, Lynn, Travel tips, Urban

The Time We Held Up the Train Ticket Line in China

27 May , 2015  

Booking flight tickets these days have been easier and easier. Gone were the days when people had to find a travel agent and work with them on figuring out their itinerary with no visibility of what’s going on with the airlines. The last time I recall using an in-person travel agent on a personal trip […]

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