Not Your Average City Tour
DISCOVER ANOTHER SIDE OF BEIJING WITH NEWMAN TOURS
iscover the secrets of our beloved Beijing through a whole new set of eyes. While it’s possible to Google (or in our case, Baidu) the city’s top tourist destinations, simply going there doesn’t give you the full experience. For this issue’s cover story (p.8) we went on the famous Beijing Ghost Tour, led by the knowledgeable guides of Newman Tours. Not only did we discover the hidden (and eerie) side of the city, we also learned about its history and took part in some traditions that we’ve never even heard of. We discovered our city in a brand new (haunted) way.
Our tour consisted of some places we knew about and a few we didn’t. It was a two hour walk that we thoroughly enjoyed, filled with stories that kept us on the edge of our seats (metaphorically speaking), a ghost wedding that drew a crowd of onlookers, and competitions
Dthat kept our group engaged. We’ve included a few of the places we visited in this issue’s cover story, but to get the full experience, you’re going to need to go on the tour yourself.
Each tour is tailored to your interests. Even if you’re going on the Beijing Ghost Tour, the level of scariness and the stories they share may not be the same each time, meaning, it’s perfectly okay for kids to join.
Whether it’s their Ghost Tour or the other uniquely fun Warlord Tour, a trip around the city with Newman Tours gives you a fun experience of Beijing that you can’t get anywhere else. Unlike your average tour that only shares a location’s history, these guys immerse you in the history so you go home with an unforgettable experience that you can’t help telling your friends about time and time again. alling out to all the food connoisseurs for the 9th annual Chi Fan For Charity in Beijing! We are here to share all the information for the city’s most-awaited charity dining event of the year. On November 4, not only can you choose one of your favorite venue from nearly 60 wonderful Beijing restaurants of your choice to dine on a multi-course bespoke meal, but can also get to be a part of the famous after party taking place at Xian.
To top it all, the money from this gala will be donated to Education in Sight, a non-profit organization that provides eyeglasses and optical help to students in rural China. Since 2009, CFCC has been acting to bring changes in lives of distressed and left behind people of China through organizations like EGRC, Bethel China, Little Flowers Projects, United Foundation for China’s Health, and many others. This year, Education in Sight will be working in Changning County in Yunnan, where they plan to build a new vision center in the county hospital and help 50,000 underprivileged students receive their eye-checkups and 7,500 students to get their first pair of glasses.
Chi Fan For Charity’s concept is a lot more than just a gala charity dinner. It’s one of the favorite events for the city’s who’swho to connect as a sponsor, host, or as an invitee at their favorite dining venue and meet at the incredible after-party known for its music, vibe, and the free-flow drinks. There will also be raffle prizes offering vacations, spa and beauty experiences, and handcrafted local products.
If all these are enough to excite you, then quickly scan the QR code to participate; we’re told the tickets are selling like hot cakes!