梅菜扣肉 (Braised pork belly with preserved vegetables)

Reminiscing About Food in Beijing

I went to China on a group packaged holiday back in June 2018 and I only got the chance to sort through my photos now because I was super busy at work. Scrolling through my photos, I saw the photos of food and it is making me missing China so much!! I was actually going to Inner Mongolia, China, and we had the choice of … Continue reading Reminiscing About Food in Beijing

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China Travels: Great Wall of China, Juyong Pass (长城, 居庸关)

Visiting the Great Wall of China is also another item on my bucket list. The area surrounding the Juyong Pass section of the Great Wall wasn’t particularly picturesque but at the same time, you’ll feel this sense of awe when you see how the wall snakes up the ridges of the mountains. Also, you know how the wall separates the border of China back then … Continue reading China Travels: Great Wall of China, Juyong Pass (长城, 居庸关)

China Travels: Temple of Heaven (天坛)

The Temple of Heaven (天坛) was another major highlight of my tour of Beijing. I thought that the Forbidden City (紫禁城/故宫) was massive but the Temple of Heaven is about 7 times larger at 2.73 square kilometres. HOLEY SHEET!! Also, technically, the Temple of Heaven was supposed to be an extension/part of the Forbidden City but it became a separate property in the end. I’m not very … Continue reading China Travels: Temple of Heaven (天坛)

China Travels: Forbidden City (紫禁城/故宫)

The Forbidden City is one of the places to visit on my bucket list. You have no idea how excited and fascinated I am with visiting the place. I watch too many dramas and period dramas (古装) is one of my most favourite genre; another genre being those martial arts/pugilistic world (武侠) types. Some of you might recognise the places in the photo above from some of … Continue reading China Travels: Forbidden City (紫禁城/故宫)

China Travels: Tian’anmen Square (天安门广场)

Tian’anmen Square (天安门广场) is no doubt one of the most famous and popular landmarks in Beijing and the entire China as well. I’m not repeating the entire history of the Tian’anmen Square here but I’d suggest that you go google and read up about the historical importance of this place if you don’t already know why. The plaza is one of the largest plazas in the world … Continue reading China Travels: Tian’anmen Square (天安门广场)

China Travels: Fengdu Ghost City (丰都鬼城)

Before I left on this trip to Mainland China, I have heard about Fengdu Ghost City. I could never understand what they meant by Ghost City despite reading up about it. I had thought that Fengdu Ghost City is an abandoned town which no one lives in and it’s inhabited by ghosts. When I arrived, I realised how wrong I was. Hahahahaha. It essentially is a way larger … Continue reading China Travels: Fengdu Ghost City (丰都鬼城)

China Travels: Yangtze River and the Three Gorges Dam (长江三峡与三峡大坝)

The Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia and the third longest river in the world. We were on a 5D4N river cruise on the Yangtze River aboard Victoria Jenna. The cruise was absolutely lovely even though I was forced to totally disconnect from digital life for the entire duration of the cruise and have to actually talk to real people. 🙂 Still, it was … Continue reading China Travels: Yangtze River and the Three Gorges Dam (长江三峡与三峡大坝)

China Travels: Huanglong (Golden Dragon) Cave, Zhangjiajie (黄龙洞, 张家界)

Initially, I thought that Huanglong (Golden Dragon) Cave was just like any other cave that I have visited before. Shitloads of stalactites  and stalagmites throughout the cave. Boy was I so wrong. Huanglong Cave is HUGE. It is the largest cave system that I have ever been to so far. Spanning 15 kilometres in length, if I remembered right, only about a third of the cave … Continue reading China Travels: Huanglong (Golden Dragon) Cave, Zhangjiajie (黄龙洞, 张家界)

China Travels: TianZi Mountains, Yuanjiajie (天子山, 袁家界)

TianZi Mountains was also another major highlight on my recent trip to Mainland China. TianZi Mountains might not ring a bell to you but this would probably look quite familiar to some of you: Yeap, TianZi Mountains is where they filmed the background for Avatar! The entire place was just columns of mountains as far as your eye can see. It’s pretty amazing and I can tell … Continue reading China Travels: TianZi Mountains, Yuanjiajie (天子山, 袁家界)