Entries by onemoderncouple


Daily Digital – Thai Mythical Creatures

  Coming across various statues in Thailand, especially at temples and other places of importance, got us wondering about them and their significance. After doing some research we learned a lot more. These statues of animals, often hybrid between different species, are creatures from the mythical Himaphan (or Himmapan) Forest which is said to be […]


Daily Digital – Old Beijing Yogurt

  Walking around Beijing, these small plastic containers (sometimes ceramic) with paper lids and bands keeping them in place, can be seen frequently displayed on store fronts and roadsides. While we weren’t sure at first what these were, we risked it, bought one and tried it out. Discovering it was yogurt was quite the surprise […]

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10 Things to Know About Beijing

The Capital of China – An Experience in Extremes It’s always hard to describe a place to someone who hasn’t been there, but with Beijing, we don’t believe there could ever be the words, pictures, or videos, to fully explain what it is like. It is a full sensory experience. The sights, sounds, tastes, smells and […]


Daily Digital – Guardian Figures

Imperial Gardens, The Forbidden City, Beijing – Guardian Figures   While walking the Imperial Gardens surrounding The Forbidden City in Beijing, we came across these figures along the sides of the roofs of the buildings. These are known as Guardian Figures. Protectors of sacred buildings, these creatures are displayed in a row with a god-like […]

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Beijing Night Market – A Sensory Assault

NOTE: The Wangfujing Night Market is no longer operating. Closed in 2016, the area is now being repurposed. Here’s what you would have experienced: Wangfujing Street Night Market – Fried Insects Anyone?   We were incredibly happy when we ended up meeting up with our fellow travel blogger/adventurer, Emily, back at the hostel after our […]