All things CHINA 

I’m HERE!!!! Pinch me, because I feel like I am dreaming.

Beijing is the place to be to experience all things China. So of course, with it being my SIL first time to China, and actually her daughter has not been to Beijing yet.

We spent a couple days in this fabulous cultural city right in the very heart of things in a courtyard Hutong! This was a new experience for me and it was fabulous. This small Hutong courtyard hotel is rated #3 of over 5000 hotels in Beijing. The courtyard hotel used to be the house of a gifted, ancient scholar and dignitary, Mr. Ji Xiaolan during the Qing dynasty. 250 years ago the hotel was once his beautiful urban villa. It is built in the typical, old Beijing architectural style with a compound of quadrangle courtyards. So cool to stay here.

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and of course we couldn’t leave Beijing without enjoying a great meal of Peking duck!

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I feel so blessed to see it all again!!

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Adventure For Two

I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

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