I first arrived in Beijing in the year of 2001. It was just a one-week holiday package. I went around Beijing doing the usual things: food, destinations, and shopping.
At the end of it, I decided to stay for a while. Maybe a year. It was just a nice feeling I get from the people. They are nice, friendly, and genuinely treat you like a friend, no matter if you are rich, poor, local, or expat.
It is a nice warm feeling that makes you want to stay, and I've stayed for more than 3 years now.
As the cultural center of China, the government is very keen on protecting all the palaces, old "Hu Tong"-style buildings, and the city gates. In its quest to prepare itself for the Olympic ...Read More