My wanderlust really started in China. In 2005, with only Malaysia custom stamps on my passport, I arrived at Beijing on a six months work and study trip. My time was spent between working on a project at Beijing Tongren Hospital and study at Tsinghua University.
Living and tourism in a foreign country perplexed and intrigued me. I had doubts on communal living, household chores, winter, backpacking and local transports. Thankfully, with great friends, we managed to do a lot of things together and have an extremely enjoyable time.
My friends and I frequently travel to places in and outside Beijing whenever we had the chance. Maybe we were younger, but we had a lot of energy. There were very few lazy weekends and very few dull moments, quite unlike the semi-comatose life I am leading now. Those really were the days.
View from my apartment
Now that I am growing old and trying to relive these fond memories, I would write about my life in Beijing and the numerous trips taken.
Life in Beijing
- Our apartments and neighbourhood
- Tian An Men
- Simatai to Jinshanling Great Wall
- Skiing and Hot Spring
- Temple fair at Long Tan
- Hengshan and Yungang Grottoes at Datong
- Taishan and Qufu at Shandong
- Forbidden City
- Marco Polo Bridge
- Jinshanling to Gubeikou Great Wall
- Badaling Great Wall
- Shanhaiguan Great Wall
- Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall, Bungee Jumping at QinglongXia
- Kongzhi Miao
- Liang Liang Miao
- Beijing > Xian > Chongqing > Yangtze > Guangdong > Hongkong