Tag: Beijing

Beijing Guide: Yonghegong Lama Temple

Beijing Guide: Yonghegong Lama Temple

Nestled in the heart of the city in between the bright lights and chaotic streets of central Beijing, you’ll find the peaceful oasis of spirituality known by many names. To some its marvellously named the Harmony and Peace Palace Lamasery, but what most know as the Yonghegong Lama Temple. This stands as the largest and…

By TravellingWelshman June 19, 2018 0

Beijing – The Most Secure City on Earth?

Beijing – The Most Secure City on Earth?

On first impressions to the bewildered traveller, Beijing might look like the most secure and protected city on Earth. The sheer number and variety of security found throughout this enormous capital makes it seem so. It can leave a very confusing impression, particularly after some lasting observation. Of course there’s plenty of malicious rumours and…

By TravellingWelshman June 16, 2018 0

Life in Beijing

Life in Beijing

3 months after making the big move to Beijing, the initial cloud of culture shock (or smog) has finally settled, and life as a Beijinger has become the norm. As I sit in my very own hutong (traditional Chinese house) nestled among the stereotypical narrow streets across the way from the mighty Forbidden City right…

By TravellingWelshman March 6, 2018 4