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Urban Beijing

Posted in Beijing, Photo, Study Abroad China 2009-2010 with tags , , , , , , on September 1, 2009 by foundmeinchina

Despite the cleanliness, Beijing has quite a bit of graffiti. It is actually very refreshing, seeing the Chinese display some ingenuity and damnation of the man (Empire Records, anyone?).

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北京到了!

Posted in Beijing, Photo, Study Abroad China 2009-2010 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 29, 2009 by foundmeinchina

Hello from the Capital. Beijing is to Los Angeles as Shanghai is to New York. The nearest subway station is farther than the distance of two stops in Shanghai, but I guess that makes sense, given that Beijing is some three times bigger than Shanghai. Additionally, everything is more spread out, the crowds are more sparse, and you can’t seem to walk down the street without some tourist-type asking you to take pictures of them in front of some famous building. I like how it feels like home.

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