The Secret to a Perfect Beijing Trip

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There’s always been a current of serendipity under my Beijing trips, no matter how many days in Beijing I end up staying—I hope the same will prove true for you.

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Three Days in Beijing

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All you need to find out if Beijing is your type of city is a taste – and you can get a sumptuous sampling of China’s capital in just three days.

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Enemy Image

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Today’s post is an ode to Beijing – and to myself.

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Trip Ideas: China 101

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This China travel itinerary is by no means the only way to go about a two- or three-week trip to China, but it does provide you with a travel template I have personally tested and enjoyed.

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City Wars: Beijing vs. Shanghai

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Many of the other expats I met in China were adamant about being either “Beijing People” or “Shanghai People.” Which city is more your style?

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Access Facebook in China

Is All Social Media Blocked in China?

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Officially, you can’t access your Facebook or Twitter accounts, YouTube or most free blogging platforms from within China, but there are ways to work around this annoyance.

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Working woman in Xi'an, China

China’s Spring Airlines

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A humorous account of my June 18, 2010 flight on Spring Airways, China’s first (and, thankfully, only) low-cost carrier, from Xi’an to Shanghai.

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