I’m thrilled to say that I’ve received an award from a great travel blogger. Thanks for nominating me, Audrey! Check out her blog:
Living for Experience
What is Liebster Award?
The Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the internet and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.
Even though Beijing is not an ideal city to live in due to the high level of pollution, extremely cold winter and high density, it’s a perfect place for a sightseeing trip as it’s steep in history and culture. Unlike Shanghai, Beijing does not feel like a modern city. Instead, it feels very communist and the historical monuments and architecture are still very prominent. I recommend spending at least four full days in Beijing and definitely wear comfortable shoes because there’ll be lots of walking involved. In part 1 of my post on Beijing for tourists, I’ll focus on the historical sights that can’t be missed while in part 2, I’ll focus more on the cultural parts of Beijing.
The Great Wall
Scenic views of the Great Wall
Photo courtesy of crienglish.com
Last Saturday, it was the 20th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to China. There were fireworks, lots of news coverage and President Xi graced us with his presence. There were also lots of crowds gathered – mainly in Wan Chai where the celebrations took place, but also around Victoria Park where there were protests.
Back in 1997, China agreed to ‘one country, two systems’ which meant that HK will remain independently run for 50 years. It is debatable whether China has kept to their end of the bargain. Most Hong Kongers would say no. I only moved to HK at the end of 2013, but even so, I can tell that HK has changed a lot over the years. Continue reading