Author Archives: Fabrizio

Beijing Photo Walk With Trey Ratcliff

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Chuandixia Village

We decided to take a trip to the small town of Chuandixia, just outside of Beijing. Word of Advice; Never get into cars if you can avoid it. Continue reading

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Zhongguancun Electronics Market

After surviving many falls, my iPhone finally stopped working a few nights back. A trip to Beijing’s largest electronics district to see about a new digitizer was in order. Continue reading

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Public Bathrooms

Anyone who complains about the cleanliness of an American public bathroom needs to spend a bit of time hanging out in China.  I’m not saying that the facilities back at home are clean, I’m just pointing out that there are … Continue reading

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A Storm, as Seen From Afar

As the world moves on from the name that was Irene, it is strange to follow emotions that exist, to me, only as a status on Facebook.  So many feelings, so many voices, and far away as I might be, … Continue reading

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Fragrant Hills Park

My first attempt at getting to the Fragrant Hills Park was a failure, but try number two was rewarded with much better results. A good day of hiking is a great break from the city. Continue reading

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Board Games

The community in smaller neighborhoods is an amazing thing. Board games on the street are a spectator sport. Continue reading

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The Long Post: Dongyue Temple, Beijing

The second piece in the Long Post series, this trip takes me to Beijing’s Dongyue Temple, a less frequented Taoist site. Described as a “Taoist Hades”, this place was well worth my time. Continue reading

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Wangfujing Night Market, Part II

I’ve been to the Wangfujing Night Market before, but it is the kind of thing that you can see a few times. Strange food and great people watching all around. Continue reading

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There is so much to see that I don’t always know where to start. I found myself wandering around southern Beijing when a new idea came into fruition. Continue reading

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