The Summer Palace - Exploring Beijing | Oh My Simple Life

The Summer Palace – Beijing Places

One of the nicest places in Beijing to visit is the Summer Palace. It is a little bit out of the city but totally worth a visit. The best is to visit it during the working week as during the weekend it is packed. It is a beautiful park…

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Tairyo Teppanyaki – Beijing Eats

One of the must-have dining experiences in Asia is teppanyaki – a Japanese adapted for foreigners living there. A Chef cooks any of your selection right in front of you – beef, seafood, mushrooms and vegetables. Accompanied with servings of sashimi or sushi, salads and sake it makes a…

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Parisian Dreams – Travel France

The longer I stay in Asia, the more I understand that I miss tiny streets, elegant cafes, freshly baked pastries, beautiful places. It is not that Asia does not have them, but they are just different. I visited Paris twice – once in the summer and once in the…

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Painted Veil – Movie About 1925 China

It is very difficult now to find a movie, which you haven’t watch yet, which is really good. One of the most recent WoW movies was “Painted Veil” – a movie about China in 1925, starring Edward Norton and Naomi Watts. A young doctor, who is visiting London for…

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Freezing in Baikal Lake – Travel Russia

Baikal is one of a very famous places in Russia, however, abroad not many know about it. Baikal is the deepest lake in the world and the biggest fresh water reservoir. Even though I am a Russian, I have only managed to visit this place long after we originally…

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798 Art District – Beijing Places

One of the interesting places to visit in Beijing is 798 Art District, which is located a little away from the center of the city. However, it is not too mainstream for the tourists to come over, but for people who live in Beijing. Art District is never the…

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Mercante Italian Paradise - Beijing Eats | Oh My Simple Life

Mercante Italian Paradise – Beijing Eats

Beijing has a lot of hidden gems in terms of dining. One of them is very well hidden in hutongs of Nanluoguxiang – Mercante, a restaurant of Italian cuisine. Here you can get amazing home made meat cuts and cheeses, handmade pasta and freshly cut vegetable salads.    …

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