Did You Know Beijing Has Two Airports?

Some don’t know this, but Beijing actually has two public airports. Everyone has heard of Beijing Capital Airport on the northeast side of town, which has the huge new terminal built to handle the influx of travelers for the 2008 Olympics. But did you know there was...

50th Anniversary of the Cultural Revolution

On May the fifteenth, China acknowledged the 50th anniversary of the start of the Cultural Revolution. Honestly, I didn’t know all that much about it, so I have done some reading on the subject. From what I have gathered, Mao Zedong, the leader of China at the time,...

Don’t Blame Them

I have had the honor and pleasure of taking many Americans to China, and one of the things that is consistently commented on is the hocking a luggie and spitting that some Chinese do in public. Now this occurs in many places most Americans wouldn’t consider spitting,...

Snow in Beijing? Definitely!

Recently, I have had friends in China tell me about the snow they have had lately. Some live as far north as Shenyang, in the Liaoning Province and others as far south as Linyi, in the Shandong Province. Hopefully this will ease the minds of those of you that were...

The New Entrance

In the past when you wanted to go to the Great Wall of China at MuTainYu near Beijing, you would drive almost all the way to the entrance before the parking lots were in sight. From there you would walk through an area of huts and some permanent structures that had...