Peaches in Pinggu

A few days ago, I had the chance to visit a peach farm. It’s located in Pinggu, northeast district of Beijing. Pinggu is famous for its peaches. I am told that there is an extinct volcano near the farm we will visit. The peaches here […]

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Visiting a farm in Beijing

Recently we were asked at a dinner, if we have ever been to a farm in China. We have not. We were promptly invited to visit at a vegetable farm. On Sunday morning we were picked up, and then we went to Huairou in the […]

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Beijing International Garden Expo 2019

The Beijing International Garden Expo 2019 is definitely worth visiting! Under the motto “Live Green, Live Better”, there will be contributions by 120 countries and 120 NGOs until October 7, 2019. Pavillons and gardens. Long journey It takes nearly two hours to get from Liangmaqiao […]

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The Old Summer Palace

In Haidian, east of the New Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) you can find the Old Summer Palace, Yuanmingyuan. Both Palaces were destroyed during the second Opium War. The New Summer Palace was rebuild, the Old Summer Palace remains a ruin, a memorial. Stroll around beautiful gardens, […]

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The Terracotta Army

Usually I do not give that much on “must see” locations. But I really felt I had to go and see the Terracotta Army. Spoiler: I did not regret travelling to Xi’an. I was really impressed!

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