Destination: The Great Wall of China

One's trip to Beijing (even China alone) cannot be completed without a trip to the Great Wall. Long and imposing, this chain of fortifications along the country's northern border is awe-inspiring to even the most-weary traveler, and to be able to climb its walls is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. There's no doubt that its incredible … Continue reading Destination: The Great Wall of China

Destination: Beijing, China (Part 2)

It was a whirlwind of a time during our first full day in Beijing. We'd gone from zero to 60 on eating, walking, and sightseeing in the massive Chinese capital, especially after a 16-plus hour flight from the United States. The next one-and-a-half days in town would still be packed, but it wouldn't be as … Continue reading Destination: Beijing, China (Part 2)

Destination: Beijing, China (Part 1)

Officially called the People's Republic of China (PRC), this country in East Asia is one of the world's powerhouses in politics, economics, and culture. It's home to the largest population in the world at just over 1.4 billion, as well as the third-largest country by landmass. We also owe tons of our modern technologies to … Continue reading Destination: Beijing, China (Part 1)