The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City

I mentioned last week that what Beijing lacks in a city skyline, it more than makes up for with lots of cool architecture. That architecture ranges from brand new and futuristic looking, like the Giant Egg, all the way to very old and ancient, like the Forbidden City...
POTW: Girl in the Park

POTW: Girl in the Park

    When Holly and I were planning our trip to China, the Olympic Park was something I put down as a place I’d like to see if we had time.  The 2008 Summer Olympics were so over the top with Usain Bolt crushing records in the Birds Nest and Michael Phelps doing the...

POTW: Temple of Heaven

    One of the things that was interesting to me about China was the ornateness of everything.  You can appreciate all the structures from far off, and as you get closer, you find new things to look at.  The detail in all their architecture is...

POTW: Great Wall of China

    So put the Great Wall of China on the list of places I always thought it would be neat to see, but never really thought I’d make it to.  Prior to going, China just felt like such a monumental place to try to go.  It is basically on the...

Hotel Review: Eastern Air Star Hotel Beijing Gulou

My wife and I stayed here 3 nights in May of 2010 and it was terrible. The rooms were dirty and the bathroom smelled of mildew so bad we would keep the door shut while we weren’t in there to keep it from stinking up the entire room. To top it all off the beds...