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Shanghai
One Night in Shanghai

One Night in Shanghai

The temptation of taking off to Shanghai for even a short trip was too great for me to ignore. With the new high-speed train in operation, it would be very easy to hop on a train, see a bit of Shanghai, then head back to Beijing.
7 Awesome Things I Did in Beijing (and 1 I Passed On)

7 Awesome Things I Did in Beijing (and 1 I Passed On)

I’d previously come up with a list of things I wanted to do in Beijing. I’m happy to say that I did most of those things on the list, but with one notable exception.
8 Things I Want to Do in Beijing

8 Things I Want to Do in Beijing

On Wednesday morning, I’ll be flying to Beijing. This will be my first ever trip to China, so naturally I’m more than a little excited. It seems like there’s so much to do in Beijing. Here are some things I definitely want to do while I’m actually there.
The Three-Hour China Visa

The Three-Hour China Visa

Last Thursday, I woke up hungover shortly before 11am. Upon gathering my senses, I decided I was going to China on the following week. Three hours after waking up and making that decision, I got my Chinese visa approved. Incredible? Sort of.