Tag: china

Beijing Guide: Yunmeng Gorge

When it comes to travelling there are two different kinds of experiences you could have. First are the well-known sightseeing spots that the area is renowned for, known world over. They include experiences found with a little bit of research and sites offered as part of a package tour. These unfortunately include the ghastly tourist…

By TravellingWelshman November 23, 2018 0

Beijing Guide – The Ming Tombs

Beijing holds many extraordinary historical artefacts that honour of their mighty historical power and significance. The sacred UNESCO site is visited by millions of foreigners and locals alike paying their respects to the nations forefathers. The mausoleums of the Ming Tombs ceresing the southern edges of the Tiānshòu Mountain remain as a genuine site of…

By TravellingWelshman November 10, 2018 0

Beijing Guide: The Temple of Heaven

When a typical person is asked to picture Beijing, they’ll most likely cast up images of the Great Wall, the mighty Forbidden City or perhaps the neighbouring Tiananmen Square. For most Beijingers, the Temple of Heaven is one of the country’s greatest national treasures, representing as the perfect example of their unique culture and history,…

By TravellingWelshman July 25, 2018 4

Beijing Guide: The Summer Palace

China as a whole has an excessive nature; bigger is better. This can be seen with the endlessly snaking wonder of the world, and the city centre holding the infamous Tiananmen square and the monumental structures that surround it. However when it comes to shear grandness, an amazing example of extravagant beauty. The Summer Palace…

By TravellingWelshman July 1, 2018 0

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

Becoming an English Teacher

  Planning too far into the future appears to be pointless. Considering that over a 2 years period my life-ambition changed from becoming a doctor to becoming a backpacker. This transition was a great success, before becoming broke after 3 short months. The curious thought of becoming a teacher did cross my mind at some…

By TravellingWelshman March 14, 2018 0

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