10 tips on learning how to haggle


Whether one haggles for a great deal on a new pair of jeans, a dishwasher, the bid on having the house painted or the cost of a child’s new braces, entering into price negotiations when buying anything is smart and will often result in getting a lower price.

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How to eat and drink safely in Beijing China

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It’s a difficult balance: being cautious about what you eat and enjoying your trip to China. On the one hand, you don’t want to be wiping every utensil with hand sanitizer every time you sit down. On the other hand, you don’t want to throw caution to the wind and end up curled in the fetal position in your hotel room wishing you’d remembered to bring some Pepto-Bismol.

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Teaching you how to make and drink Chinese tea

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Making and drinking tea is different from Western people and Chinese people. In western countries, it is much easier to make a cup of tea, while in China, it is much more complicated, especially, to make the Kungfu Cha. In this page, I will thread the difference between them.

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Beijing Tour: Places to see the Lotus Flower in Beijing

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From ancient times the lotus has been a divine symbol in Asian traditions representing the virtues of sexual purity and non-attachment. So, today, I will take you to enjoy the lotus flower in Beijing to make you have a fresh and cool summer holiday.

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Recipes of Peking Roast Duck; How to make a Peking Duck

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Peking Duck, or Peking Roast Duck is a famous duck dish from Beijing that has been prepared since the imperial era, and is now considered one of China’s national foods. Could you make the Peking Duck in the kitchen of your own home?

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Best ways to stretch your holiday money


Pressed for cash? You don’t need bucket loads of money to have a great travel experience – you just need these tips which are collected from the Lonely Planet.

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London to Beijing by high-speed train


These trains between London and Beijing would be able to travel at over 200mph, meaning travellers could jump aboard in London and alight 5,070 miles and two days later in Beijing.

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Beijing Lavender Garden: the most hot tourist destination in this hot summer

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People are enchanted by the purple lavender flowers, which at this time of year, radiate their meaning: “waiting for love”. If you have no chance to get to Provence of France, the “Zihaixiangdi Art Garden” in Miyun, Beijing is a good alternative.

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Cool Pools: Beijing’s Best Summer Wonderlands

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As the nation’s heatwave continues, we have a list of the best spots in Beijing to stave off that hot China sun.

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China Tour: First Aid Kit Packing List


Bringing a first aid kit with you to China will save you a headache – literally and figuratively. Many medications, or their equivalents, are available in China but you don’t want to be navigating your way through a Chinese pharmacy or sitting in the ER when all you need is some diarrhea meds to help you with that spicy Sichuan food you ate yesterday.

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How to see Beijing highlights within one day

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Only have one day to tour Beijing City? Want to see the Beijing highlights in the one day? Here you are at the right place that show you a step-by-step list of things you should do if you find yourself with only one day in Beijing, China.

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Pros and Cons of Taking a Group Tour

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Difficult to decide whether or not joining a group tour?
Always traveling around the world on your own?
First time to Beijing?
These questions are always asked by my friends who will take a visit to Beijing and China. In this thread, I will give you guys a clue about the prons and cons of taking a group tour, so that you can plan your Beijing trip much more easily.

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