Tag Archives: Beijing

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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Charlie

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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Novotel Xinqiao

Since I needed good Internet access for my online class on Saturday I checked out of my hostel and into the Novotel Xi in Beijing. I was looking forward to the nice decor, cable news and a splendid bathroom. I … Continue reading

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Crowne Plaza: Beijing Airport

If you need to stay near Beijing’s Airport, the Crowne Plaza is a good choice. It’s not as expensive as the Hyatt and offers a free shuttle outside gate 5, which leaves ever 30 minutes. I checked out the Ibis … Continue reading

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798 Art Space

Last week I visited the 798 Art Space in Beijing. I’m proud of myself for getting to this place beyond the subway system using public transportation rather than a taxi. Just take the subway to Dongzhimen and then take bus … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012

New to The Daily Post? Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, you’re invited to get involved in our Weekly Photo Challenge to help you meet your blogging goals and give you another way to take part in Post a … Continue reading

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