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Two weeks across China, Beijing

Published March 15th, 2012

As soon as I leave the airport it is clear that I’m in a completely new, and different world. The sights, sounds and smells are overwhelming, I’m an alien in this place, clearly recognizable and unfamiliar around here.

That was my first experience when I landed in Beijing last February, after that I traveled through China for two weeks. First up: Beijing!

Tiananmen square

The most famous square in China, looking in the direction of the Forbidden City.

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Streetlife

The streets in Beijing are bustling with life: cars, bikes, eating, talking, playing. It all happens at the same spot.

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Winter flowers

A winter bouquet, made from plastic so their colourful blossom can even be enjoyed in winter.

  • SONY DSLR-A850

Hutong Alley

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Animal shop

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Supermarket

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Beijing is clearly in a period of change, something very visible in the amount of cars. Beijing doesn't seem made for it, but the locals find ways to deal with that themselves...

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Park life I

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Park life II

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Park life III

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Great Wall I

The Great Wall at Jinshanling, in winter.

  • February 13th, 2012
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Great Wall II

  • February 13th, 2012
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Great Wall III

  • February 13th, 2012
  • SONY DSLR-A850

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Jeff_Piters
Jeff Peters (inactive)  over 5 years ago

Nice and interesting story.
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