Tagged: China

Beijing Late Night Skating Scene

I’m not actually sure if there is a scene or not but I may as well start one. In my free time (which is basically, all the time) this month I’ve picked up a pair of inline skates and skate around generally from midnight to 3-4 AM when the city...

Beijing Olympic Park

Today Dave & I visited the Beijing olympic park. We took the specially built short subway line and walked around the stadiums. It’s been about 3 months now since the olympics were held in Beijing. Even now the place remains buzzing with people. The Bird’s Nest is the centre piece and is surrounded by...

Starting in the Centre: Tiananmen Square

Beijing is a huge place so where better to start than its centre. Today Dave and I took the subway Tianamen Square. We left in the late morning to avoid peak-hour which I can only imagine how bad it might. Fortunately he lives along the line that passes directly under...

Adelaide via Sydney to Beijing on Qantas

So this was my first international flight. We all have to start somewhere. To be honest back then I noted very little and was just engrossed in the experience, so here I am writing a bit about it many years later. But it was an important stage and decision to...

Off to China!

Today I’m departing for my first trip overseas, to China for 5  weeks. I booked this a couple months ago during a sale with some credit from a cancelled domestic flight. I literally had a university assignment due today so got that out the way yesterday and packed as best...