Beijing 2008 -"Michael Phelps Quest For Gold"

While watching the 2008 Olympic games I digressed to the Super Bowl game a few months back. The words I used to describe the Giants victory over New England was Destiny, Fate, Unbelievable, Miraculous. The Giants performance in that game, as unbelievable as it may have been at the time, pales in comparison to the incredible, unprecedented feat that was …

Steroids and the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

Steroid use rumors and steroid bans are nothing new when it comes to the Olympics and it looks like the Beijing 2008 Olympics will be no different than the past Olympic games. Olympic history is peppered with steroid abuse stories including the very famous stories on Ben Johnson in the 1988 Olympics and more recently Marion Jones. This years Beijing …

Learn Chinese for the Beijing Olympics

For the Chinese, August 8, 2008 is an extremely auspicious day; hence, why this date was chosen as the opening of the 2008 Summer Olympics. If you’re going to attend the XXIX Olympiad and heading to China for it, know what behavior is acceptable in China, and learn Chinese. Understand the Rules Even if the Olympics is supposed to bring …

The 7 Best 5-Star Hotels in Beijing

If you intend to visit Beijing to watch the Olympics and experience the gathering of nations firsthand, there is no shortage of quality hotels within this great Chinese city for you to select from. In fact, you’ll have numerous 5-star hotels to choose from that will allow you to enjoy a luxurious stay in Beijing as you enjoy the excitement …

Everything You Need to Know About Soccer at the Beijing Olympics in 2008

Undoubtedly soccer is the world’s biggest game. Sure the World Cup, F.A Cup or UEFA cup may draw more interest but for all the teams competing in this year’s Beijing Olympics there will be some very determined players who want to win that gold medal. The soccer games of the Beijing Olympic Games will be held from August 6-23, 2008 …

Why We Are Going Crazy About Flights From UK To Beijing

There are an abundance of flights from UK to Beijing. China travel and China holidays are very popular these days and will be even more so when the Beijing 2008 Olympics are held next summer. It is important that you book your flights from UK to Beijing early, so you can get the best deals possible. Beijing is the capital …

Less Well Known Tourist Attractions In Beijing

When you visit Beijing as a tourist, the capital city of China, you will inevitably be taken sightseeing by your tour guides to view monumental and historical attractions like The Great Wall of China, The Forbidden City and The Ming Tombs amongst many others. However, more and more of the residents of Beijing are saying that there are many less …

The Beijing Olympics Emblem: What it Means

Every Olympics emblem conveys a unique message relevant to the host country’s culture and aspirations, and China’s Olympics seal is certainly no exception. Let’s face it, throughout China’s long and rich history, the Chinese have held an enduring affinity towards symbolic connotations; it’s reflected in their spoken language, specifically Mandarin, within their written characters, their calligraphy, and even their food. …

Boutique Beijing Hotels and Museums for the Culturally Inclined Traveler

Once a sea of grey-clad people and greyer buildings, Beijing has come a long way in the last decade. Art and culture are more a focus here than they have ever been – and a growing list of both museums and Beijing design hotels is testament to the change. If you’re interested in the exoticism of Chinese culture, and the …