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The Trans Mongolian Train Beijing to Ulaan Baatar: My experience

by Johnny Ward

For anyone who’s interested in taking the train from Beijing to Ulaan Baatar, I thought it’d be cool for you guys to see what it’s actually like, so here’s a quick recount on my time on the train.   Being the budget backpacker that I am, I bought the cheapest, 3rd class tickets for the Continue Reading »

3 Temples Not To Miss in Beijing

by Johnny Ward
This entry was posted in China

Beijing is too big to try and see everything unless you have a month or so (like me!), so I thought I’d list some of the stuff you really can’t miss. Along with the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall, Beijing’s modern buildings, Donghuamen Night Market and the Silk Market (phew), below are the Continue Reading »

Visiting the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China

by Johnny Ward

If you’re staying in a hostel in Beijing, chances are it’ll be around the city centre, hopefully walking distance from these two iconic areas in Beijing. I’m typing this from my hostel, 400m from Tiananmen, sitting in the 6th floor bar, staring at Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum. Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden city are directly opposite Continue Reading »

Seeing the Great Wall of China in Beijing

by Johnny Ward
This entry was posted in China

One of the most visited sights in the world, and the icon of China. The Great Wall is absolutely unmissable if you’re in China. You have to have your wits about you when you’re organizing your trip to the Great Wall though, there are probably more scammers here than at any other tourist site in Continue Reading »

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