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Our Own 1000: The Big Buddha in Hong Kong

As we explore the 1000 places to see before you die we find places, which in our opinion don’t belong there. Of course, we also find places that are not in the book but they are definitely something everybody should see or experience once in their life. We add those to our list and try … Continue reading »

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East meets West: Our Experience in Hong Kong

After we spent a week in China, we didn’t know what to expect from Hong Kong. When we first applied for our Chinese Visa, we were disappointed and confused that once we leave Beijing to go to Hong Kong, we couldn’t go back to China with our single entry visa. It just didn’t make sense to … Continue reading »

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2 of 1000: Classic Restaurants and Hutongs of Beijing

With the next 2 places we visited here in Beijing, the result for the one was a surprised “WOW” and the other one a sound of disappointment. The classic restaurants of Beijing featured a taste of the Peking Duck and some other local foods, while the Hutongs are the traditional living areas of the people … Continue reading »

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One of the 1000: The Great Wall of China

While we stayed in Beijing, we had the opportunity to see one of the best known parts of the over 6000km long Great Wall in Badaling, which is about 70 km north of Beijing. When we planned our stop in Beijing, it was mainly because we wanted to visit a good friend of ours who … Continue reading »

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One of the 1000: The Forbidden City

In our first week of our RTW trip, we did 4 out of the 1000 places to see before you die, giving us a total of 34 out of the 1043 places listed in the book. The first place we went to see was the Forbidden City in Beijing, which has been the residence of Chinese … Continue reading »

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