Hello! Welcome to our world of Flashpacker Memories

We are pleased to be releasing this space we have named Flashpacker Memories. We have been travelling for a while now (alone, with family and together – details here), and after taking advantage of lots of other bloggers’ experiences when planning our trips, we decided it was about time we started sharing our own experiences […]

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First time in Sydney

As with many touristic cities, normally the first time there consists of seeing the popular spots, walking a lot and taking tons of pictures. First time in Sydney will not be different in that way. A very cosmopolitan city, with beautiful buildings, lovely parks, amazing beaches and excellent paths to walk all over. For most […]

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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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