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39 Hours in Beijing
When I first visited Beijing in 1993 many of the locals looked at me like I was from another planet. Okay, I’m 2 meters tall so that might have had something to do with it. However, it still seemed as if they had never seen a foreigner before. And if I stopped to talk to someone on the street, a crowd of onlookers would quickly gather around.

That was 20 years ago! Today, Beijing is a dynamic and cosmopolitan city with the type of amenities you would expect from any world-class metropolis. Hosting the 2008 summer Olympics also helped the city modernize many of their hotels, create new tourist attractions, and refurbish old ones. Let’s take a look at the best of the old and new.

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Rock 'n' Roll China
I loved the live music scene in Beijing. It was a mix of English Top 40, Chinese pop songs and the occasional mixed beat, but most of all it was lievly, fun and happening!
Rock 'n' Roll China Baoding  China

Dumplings
Need I say more? You can't get better than Beijing for dumplings, and the street is the only way to go. Wait a while, watch them at work, take it all in, then enjoy eating the results.
Dumplings Baoding  China