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Holy Week Hiatus: Beijing

It’s that time of the year where most Filipinos pull themselves away from the computer and run to the beach. In our case, it’s Beijing! Here are some photos of the Great Wall, The Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and the lake surrounded by Beijing’s night life and alleyways.

On a related note, the Android version of Instagram was released early this morning. If you’re on Android, download it now!

Photos taken with Instagram for iOS. Follow me at @jayveef (not to be confused with my Twitter account which is @jayvee.

P.S. Got to experience first-hand the Great Firewall of China. Most blog services are banned (self-hosted WordPress is safe), Twitter + Facebook are blocked as well. If I wanted to post to Twitter or FB, I’d have to use apps like Instagram, Foursquare or Path as these are unblocked. Our local tour guide told us that she really doesn’t feel the need to use these anyway as none of her friends are in it. To her, the mobile phone is more important and China has gone a long way since.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast and sitting Techbology Editor for The Philippine STAR.

He is also an EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

2 replies on “Holy Week Hiatus: Beijing”

“It’s that time of the year where most Filipinos pull themselves away from the computer and run to the beach.”

You’re so right. I realized that earlier when I saw that the online counter at registered only half its usual number. Unfortunately, I’m one of those staying home as my family, the older ones anyway, don’t quite like going out during the Holy Week. I hope they don’t make me give up the computer too.

Happy Easter, Jayvee! Enjoy your trip!

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