Monthly Archives: March 2010

Beijing, China

Beijing is a city of contrasts. It is a case study for the rapidly changing Chinese economy. The city is a collection of buildings that go on forever. Most of the buildings are uninspiring but the city itself is a fascinating place.

The main attractions, are of course sites like the Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and the Great Wall. For some reason I did not find the Forbidden City that fascinating, yes it is absolutely massive in size, but for some reason it seemed like something was missing. It was like walking through a famous house that had no furniture. Continue reading

Bern, Switzerland

Bern, just like most of Switzerland is an unbelievable place to live. It is consistently rated as one of the top cities in the world for quality of life. Believe it or not, you will hear mostly German being spoken on the streets. Continue reading