Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

Saigon, like the locals name it, is the largest city in Vietnam, and former capital of the French Colony known as Cochinchina and the Republic of (South) Vietnam. With a very vibrant life, a lot of remembrances of the French-dominance era and the war, a huge amount of tourism and not so chaotic streets (Compared […]

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Good Morning Vietnam

  Being a must in almost any first trip through South East Asia, and having so much to see and such a strong culture, Vietnam is a country from where you can´t leave without having a strong opinion about it. We found it impressive, annoying and enjoyable equally during our trip. Possibly related to the […]

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Summer Palace

The Summer Palace is an ancient complex that served as a royal garden for the Imperial Families. A naturally beautiful place, it is mainly composed of a Longetivity Hill, where most of the Imperial buildings are, and Kunming Lake. This is one of the must-see touristic spots in Beijing and we recommend allowing at least […]

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Great Wall of China

The Great Wall is a fortification built across the northern border of ancient China to protect the Empires from invasion. It is actually a set of various walls that were constructed in time, the first one having begun in the 7th Century BC. Today the Wall is a main tourist attraction in Beijing. There are […]

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First impressions of China

China is huge. We all know that. But what does that mean? It means that there is so many people you can never feel alone? That it is so big everything is far away? That everything is impressive? That there are many dialects we do not understand? ¡Yes, yes, many Yes! Our journey through China […]

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3 Days in Beijing

3 DAYS IN BEIJING DAY 1 – A Glimpse of Beijing Have an early start and head out to Tiananmen Square, the main square of Beijing, surrounded by all the important government buildings. This is a great place for people watching, as it is always filled with tourists from all around China. Attractions in this […]

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Forbidden City

A TOUR OF THE FORBIDDEN CITY IN PICTURES To the North of Tiananmen Square and behind the Gate of Heavenly Peace, lies what is now known as the Palace Museum. Built in the 1400s, it once served as the Imperial house for Emperors in the Ming and Qing dynasties, until 1912 when the last Emperor, […]

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Tiananmen Square

“Tiananmen” means the Gate of Heavenly Peace. The square was named after this monument, which is the most significant image of the square: a red Chinese building with a huge picture of Chairman Mao. It is also the entrance to the Forbidden City. This is the main square in Beijing, a place that witnessed many […]

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