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  • Writer's pictureChristina Hammoud

Beijing |China

Exploring Beijing with my sister Carolina was an absolute blast! We ventured beyond the usual tourist spots and delved into the city's hidden gems, uncovering exciting surprises at every turn. From the serene Jingshan Park to the awe-inspiring Great Wall, and from the sacred Temple of Heaven to the enchanting Old Summer Palace, our journey was a whirlwind of fun and discovery.

Picture this: strolling through Jingshan Park, hand in hand, as we marveled at the breathtaking views of Beijing's skyline. We laughed as we attempted to navigate the narrow alleyways, stumbling upon hidden gardens and secret spots that felt like our own little world. And when we reached the Old Summer Palace, it was like stepping back in time. We imagined the extravagant parties that once took place here, and the stories that echoed through the grand architecture and lush gardens.

But our adventures didn't stop there. We indulged our taste buds in vibrant street markets, sampling delicious local delicacies that made our mouths water. We immersed ourselves in the vibrant nightlife, hopping from lively restaurants to trendy bars, dancing the night away with newfound friends. And of course, we couldn't resist the allure of shopping in Beijing's bustling markets, bargaining with vendors and discovering unique treasures to bring back home.

As we climbed the ancient steps of the Great Wall, side by side, we couldn't help but feel a sense of awe and accomplishment. The panoramic views were simply breathtaking, and we snapped countless selfies to capture the unforgettable moments. We cheered each other on as we conquered each section of the wall, celebrating our sisterly bond and the incredible experiences we shared.

Beijing, with its vibrant energy, rich history, and hidden surprises, stole our hearts. It was a city that embraced us with open arms, inviting us to immerse ourselves in its culture, traditions, and endless excitement. Our sisterly adventure in Beijing created memories that will last a lifetime, strengthening our bond and reminding us of the joy of exploring new places together.

So, if you ever find yourself in Beijing, be sure to venture off the beaten path. Seek out those hidden gems, embrace the unexpected, and let the spirit of adventure guide you. Beijing is a city that promises endless fun, surprises, and the opportunity to create unforgettable memories with your loved ones.


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