Captured Moments in: Beijing, China

Five years ago my family and I ventured across the world to Beijing, China. My father had a business trip so the rest of us tagged along for 10 days in a truly foreign country. The flight was 17 hours and once we landed it was like we were in a different world.

My family visited after the Beijing Summer Olympics in 2008 and the grounds were still in tact, called the Olympic Village. The Birds Nest (in pictures that you’ll see below) was available for touring as was the rest of the village.

Enjoy the pictures of my time in Beijing, where I climbed the Great Wall of China, did not eat street food, visited many sacred churches and mosques, saw exotic animals and adored many Chinese babies! Beijing is by far the most foreign place I have ever been to – in all regards.

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Erin founded the Wonderlost Travel blog in February of 2015 after her experience of studying abroad in Europe. Erin has had the opportunity to travel throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and parts of South America and Asia. She enjoys writing about and photographing her travel experiences in order to inspire others to get out and follow their travel dreams. She has collaborated with tourism departments, restaurants, and other travel bloggers to share reviews and travel advice with readers in over 100 countries. Erin has a passion for traveling the world to experience other cultures and explore nature!

2 thoughts on “Captured Moments in: Beijing, China

  1. Nice photos! I remember, when I went to China in 2012 and we went to see the Great Wall, all Chinese women around us were wearing high heels. And of course the desperately needed parasols. For me, that was definitely one of the weirdest things about China (I mean, that wall can be freakin’ steep…). Did you have a similar “gender experience”?


  2. Thanks for reading! What a strange thing to see women in high heels on the Great Wall. I visited a less-touristy area of the Great Wall so we didn’t come in contact with many people. I don’t really remember much of a gender experience, for me it was more of a broader lifestyle experience.


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