Tag Archives: Beijing

Sculpture Saturday

Saturday Sculpture encourages bloggers to share photos of any and all kinds of sculptures. To join, you need to: 1. Share a photo of a sculpture on your blog. 2. Link or ping back here to No Fixed Plans, the … Continue reading

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Pull Up a Seat Challenge

For this weekly challenge Xingfu Mama will make a post every Friday morning. To play along: Create a post with a photo of places one sits or might sit, or art about sitting, and maybe a little background or story … Continue reading

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Which Way Challenge

Hosted by Alive and Trekking, the weekly Which Way Challenge inspires bloggers to share photos of ways including:  Roads:  gravel, asphalt, cobbled, dirt, freeway, expressway, highway, bridges Indoor walkways:  hallways, aisles, people movers Outdoor walks:  sidewalks, paths, trails Stairs, elevators, … Continue reading

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Red, Read or Reed Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’ve got some whimsical inspiration: red, read or reed. Let the wordplay inspire you. What will you choose to share? Click here … Continue reading

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WPC: All-Time Favorites

So WordPress is ending this fun, community-building, delightful challenge. They haven’t given a reason why, which is disappointing. I loved getting a new theme to inspire me and to get a chance to see how others had responded. I connected … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be … Continue reading

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Hotel Review: Grand Mercure Dongchen

The Grand Mercure Dongchen offers beautiful rooms and good service. I actually reserved a room here by accident. I wanted to book a room at the Mercure by Beijing’s South Cathedral, but inadvertently booked this location. I found the staff … Continue reading

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This weekend I went to Beijing with some friends, one whose travel style is higher than mine. She doesn’t like to take public transportation so she’s been hiring a driver, Charlie, to take her around. I just wouldn’t consider hiring … Continue reading

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New Grand Century Hotel

It turned out that I had forgotten to book a room in Beijing for July 6th. In April I thought I’d just save money and stay at a hostel before returning to my Beijing hotel, Novotel Xinqiao. However, the hostel … Continue reading

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Peninsula Hotel, Beijing

For years, since it opened actually, I’ve wanted to stay at the Peninsula Hotel in Beijing. This five star hotel group is outside my price range in the US, Europe or Hong Kong. I’ve considered booking a room in the … Continue reading

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