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    Summer Palace, Beijing – to go or not to?

    The first time i went to China with friends in Nov 2011, we were on a casino trip for about a week. We described our experience at the famos Eleventy traveler blog. The royal garden is huge. It was winter time when we visited Beijing so it was really cold. We had been walking all day around Beijing so when we finally made it to Summer Palace in the afternoon, we were very tired and could no longer stand exploring this vast garden. Because we didn’t have any tour guide, we had to try and figure out how to explore the park on our own.  We felt the park was…

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    Tiger Kingdom: a rare encounter with the beasts of Northern Thailand

    The best and most unique part of our experience traveling to Chiang Mai, Thailand has defnitely got to be the visit to the Tiger Kingdom. It was our last day in Chiang Mai and we had a plane to catch in the evening on the way back to Bangkok, where we would start our overland journey to Cambodia the following day. The day was jampacked with activities. We started with a visit to the Maesa Elephant Camp, long neck village, insect camp, king cobra camp with the Tiger Kingdom being our last stop. Are these tigers drugged? We had read a pamphlet about Tiger Kingdom from our hotel which explained that the…

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