Congratulations. You’ve done it. You’ve survived yet another trying, bone-chilling, lung-polluting, skin-drying Beijing winter. We know that technically winter isn’t quite over yet, and there are certainly more cold days to come, but it’s that time of year to start enjoying Beijing’s outdoors and looking forward to the sun showing its friendly face again. Whether its an interesting museum, a new part of town, or a means of learning a little more about China’s own history of exploration, we’ve preemptively highlighted a broad range of sights to get your brow sweating with the thought of spring discovery.
Past the cover feature, we have two travel pieces for the lucky ones among you who have started to plan your summer vacation. Jeremiah Jenne gives us a little insight into his trip to Yangon, Myanmar, one of the least traveled Southeast Asian nations, and Tracy Wang takes her craft beer knowledge to the streets of our southern neighbor Hong Kong.
A little bit closer to home, Kyle Mullin talks to author Alec Ash about his latest book, as well as Canadian indie pop star Owen Pallett, and Beijing psychedelic group Gate to Otherside ahead of their upcoming gigs.
As always, you will also find reviews and news about Beijing’s hottest bars, clubs, stores, and restaurants. So, without further ado, we hope our March/April issue of the Beijinger whets your appetite to explore the endless depths of our city’s destinations and can warm you well into spring.
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