The People of Beijing in Photos

Beijing is a dynamic city with a rich history that spans thousands of years. And with 22 million people, it’s also the world’s 3rd largest city. It’s easier than ever to visit China thanks to increased airline routes, cheaper airfares and a recent 72 hour free transit visa. On our recent visit to Beijing, we…

What Are the Best Olympic Cities to Visit?

Whether it’s Rio or Tokyo during Covid, there are always major challenges in hosting an Olympics. Many also questioned whether Athens could pull off a modern Olympics in 2004 and they put together a great event. And while those games left empty stadiums and debt behind, Athens is a better city to visit post Olympics…

Advice on Visiting Beijing for 72 Hours

In February, 2016, we made our first trip to China via the little known free 72 hour Chinese transit visa on our way to Australia. We bought two roundtrip tickets, one from Boston to Beijing on American Airlines for just $600, and two additional roundtrip tickets from Beijing to Melbourne on Air Asia for $650. By…