Beijing

A long walk through Beijing

Our guide warned us there would be a lot of walking today through some of Beijing’s most popular sites, and he wasn’t kidding. We started our journey at Tian’anmen square, but with no protesters it just looked like one big open space with a large pillar and TV screens in the middle. Still a thrill to see an area so …

China

Ni hao China!

Finally made it to Beijing! After multiple stops along the way, including a layover in the Singapore airport, one of the best so far, I’ve landed in a land where the color red rules. Everywhere you look there are red ricksaws, red lanterns, red neon signs, red all over my cozy little courtyard room (the photo is the view from …

Just follow the waiting line

Finally, all the necessary forms are filled out, photos taken and passport stamped with my golden ticket to China. The process was a lot easier than I thought. With all the paperwork gathered in advance, all I had to do was get to the consulate when it opened, wait in line, drop everything off, pay an extra fee to pick …

Visa country

Visa, don’t leave home without it

For my upcoming trip, I’m in need of two visas, one for India and one for China. The process of obtaining a Visa can be a tricky one, especially if you need more than one. Some things to keep in mind regarding Visas: 1. ¬†They are time sensitive. Make sure you check how long they are valid for. There’s no …