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10 Beijing Dishes You Absolutely Need to Try

August 25, 2015 • Explore, Food, Lifestyle

Beijing is full of great restaurants and cuisines that will make your mouth water. Among this wide variety of choices there are a few foods you must absolutely try before you leave this gourmet paradise. They are the signature Beijing dishes of traditional cuisine. If you want to consider yourself a true Beijinger, you have […]

How To – Pet Registration in Beijing

August 20, 2015 • Expat Tips

You surely know that every foreigner has to register at the local police station as soon as he/she enters China, but maybe you didn’t know that also your dog has to be officially registered! The pet registration process is quite fast and straightforward, but it is very important that you complete it if you don’t […]

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Beijing Top 5 Microbreweries

August 20, 2015 • Food, Lifestyle

Believe it or not, it is a great time to live in Beijing for beer lovers. As the Chinese per-capita consumption of beer steadily grows, microbreweries are now booming in Beijing. Forget the good old Tsingdao and Yangjing beers; it’s time to explore the infinite variety of home brews popping up on every corner of […]

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Kid Adventure #2 – Beijing Wildlife Park

August 18, 2015 • Explore, Kids

Beijing Wildlife Park is located about 50 kilometers from the city center, in the fascinating Wanmu Forest. The park offers safari rides, animal performance shows and has over 200 animal species with a total population of over 10 000 animals. Note that you can also drive your own car through the park. Ready to experience […]

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How To – Get Online Banking in China

August 18, 2015 • Expat Tips

We’ve all been there, queuing for hours and then struggling to communicate with a bank employee in order to open a Chinese Bank account. It can be tough and really stressful, especially if you don’t speak Chinese and don’t know how this process works. Yet, nowadays, online banking is an indispensable feature of your bank […]

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Top 4 Beijing Dog Parks To Take Your Pooch

August 18, 2015 • Expat Tips, Explore

Living with a dog is amazing. Its a great experience. But for your dog, living in Beijing might be difficult at times, because she doesn’t always have the chances to run around and enjoy nature. But where to go? All major sightseeing spots and parks prohibit dogs from entering. We set out to explore some […]

Longqing Gorge

Day Trip Series #2 Visit the Picturesque Longqing Gorge

August 12, 2015 • Explore

Located one-hour and a half (80 km) far away from downtown Beijing, Longqing Gorge (龙庆峡), is a great place to relax and enjoy a dramatic landscape. You will dive in its stunning scenery made up of sharp cliffs and rolling hills which are usually to be found in Southern China, along the Li River. The […]

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Top 5 Shopping Areas in Beijing You Need to Explore

August 12, 2015 • Explore, Lifestyle

Shopping away from your home country may be difficult; always looking for your favorite brand, dish, and even similar entertainment options. But just as in any mega city, almost everything is available; you just need to know where to go. Here are the top 5 shopping areas in Beijing you need to explore if you […]

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Day Trip Series #1 Explore the Stunning Yanshan Via Ferrata

August 12, 2015 • Explore

Yanshan Mountain (燕山飞拉达), which is located 1.5 hours north of Beijing, deserves a visit for its fresh air and tranquility. It is an ideal place to take part in a via ferrata tour (translated as ‘iron road’ in Italian). Via ferrata refers to a specific kind of rock climbing. It consists in a series of […]

Happy Valley Beijing

Kid Adventure #1 – Happy Valley Amusement Park

August 12, 2015 • Explore, Kids

Over 40 exciting rides a massive IMAX theater and a shopping complex and you’ll be left wondering just what else Happy Valley Amusement Park has up its sleeve. This fully featured amusement park sits in the Chaoyang district, just below the CBD and Sanlitun areas, and it is the perfect destination for a truly thrilling […]

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