Tag: china

The Great Wall of China

You have to walk past the Chinese teahouse – they offer decent tea but at unconscionable prices. Ignore the souvenir hawkers that try to push their t-shirts of a Barack Obama mocked up in a Mao suit. There are stairs that offer a way up the mountain but the ski lift, at an extra cost […]

The Chinese New Year

Quiet streets, closed up shops, and empty buses. This¬†wasn’t what I imagined Beijing to be. I wondered if the locals fled to escape the blanket of noxious smog that had molested the city in recent weeks. It was Chinese (Lunar) New Year, the time of the year when the world witnesses the largest annual migration […]