Hey y’all! How is everything going for you guys on these sunny summer days? On my side, so far so good. Cold, rainy Belgium may have its perks, but have so much to give back too. Yet, lately, I’ve been thinking about what I truly miss from my year and so abroad in China. And… Continue reading China vs Europe (part I) – 5 things you may ignore
Scan ton bike & smile – Paris à vélo #TravelBike -2
Salut les amis ! Pour ce premier article en français (English part here), je reste dans la continuité de mon sujet précédent : le système de vélo à louer. Je vous l’ai dit, en Chine (à Pékin, à lire ici), j’utilisais constamment les applications pour « emprunter » un vélo à la ville et m’en aller pédaler sur les… Continue reading Scan ton bike & smile – Paris à vélo #TravelBike -2
4 Temples Stroll – Temple of Heaven 天坛公园 (Walkli collaboration)
Hi guys ! After a long period of time, I can finally give you a piece of a new project I have been working on since I left Beijing. Before leaving my amazing life as an expat (for now!), I received an amazing proposition : a collaboration with an American web site called “Walkli”. Walkli is… Continue reading 4 Temples Stroll – Temple of Heaven 天坛公园 (Walkli collaboration)
Do you wish for a Great walk or a comfy hike on the Wall?
Hello dear fellas! Hello hikers and mountain climbers. Hello simple tourist who wishes to take a selfie on top of the world. This post will be especially for those who want to visit/hike on the Great Wall of China. Obviously, I am no tourist-guide so this can also be for your own curiosity if you… Continue reading Do you wish for a Great walk or a comfy hike on the Wall?
Dragon Cave in the City – Gallery
LongTanHu (龙潭湖公园) is, as I mention it in a previous blog post (click here : https://romaingijsensblog.com/2017/03/15/a-dragon-in-the-city-jungle-beijing-%E5%8C%97%E4%BA%AC-part-i/) a quiet and breathtaking parc in the center of Beijing, not far from the Temple of Heaven. I already posted pictures from this amazing Dragon Cave (you can check it out here : https://romaingijsensblog.com/2017/03/24/away-from-the-city-hustle-bustle-gallery-of-a-peaceful-dragon-pool/ ) but thosepictures are the one… Continue reading Dragon Cave in the City – Gallery
I Heart Your Beauty – 七九八 798 Art District
Hi guys, Welcome back. This week’s blog post is a bit different. You’ve seen me walking on the Great Wall of China, posing in some Temple parks and being a lonely writer alongside a lake. I do love nature and its beauty. I do love some other things too. I am a man of the… Continue reading I Heart Your Beauty – 七九八 798 Art District
Chasing the light – 日坛 the Temple of the Sun
Hey guys, Today’s post is a logical follow up to 2 previous articles I posted a few month ago and a few days ago. First, let me introduce you to the topic: my visit and day in the Temple of the Sun, commonly named Ritan (pronounce Ju-ta-N), 日坛 in Chinese. 日 (ri) means « the day”… Continue reading Chasing the light – 日坛 the Temple of the Sun
日坛 Let us shine like the Sun
Hi guys! I have some funny news to share with you today: I have been modeling/posing for a camera other than mine! I’ll tell you right away: no, I won’t become a model! I am not into that and besides, I am far from being model material. But, funny things happen in China! You know… Continue reading 日坛 Let us shine like the Sun
Traveling #Lifestyle – A lonely process?
So, as I was sitting there, in this quite park, alongside the lake, for at least 3 hours, contemplating a beautiful sunset, couldn’t stop thinking. I decided it was time. Time to accept. Time to acknowledge. Time to write it down. Time to stop overthinking it and put literally pen to paper. Hello again guys!… Continue reading Traveling #Lifestyle – A lonely process?
Why are you so afraid of China? Chinese myths (part I)
Hey guys, what’s up with you? So lately I have been thinking (like I do every day though). And I thought it was time to talk z bit more about this country I heard so much about before starting my great adventure. We all have heard about China, this communist (not to say worse things… Continue reading Why are you so afraid of China? Chinese myths (part I)