Lauren Johnson

About Lauren

Lauren Johnson

Lauren has been living in Asia for the past five years. She holds a master's degree in Asian history. Lauren spends her free time reading, writing and traveling and visiting zoos in every city possible.

Special Interests

Lauren knows a lot about:

  • Animals
  • Travel
  • Writing

Lauren's Special Recommendations

Lauren says, "Don't leave Beijing without visiting the famous Beijing hutongs."

10Best Lists by Lauren Johnson

Visit the Great Wall of China

One of the seven wonders of the world, the Great Wall of China spans across untold miles along China's northern border regions. Built over the reign of several emperors and maintained for hundreds of years, the...


Maison Boulud Wows Beijing

Maison Boulud offers the finest and French dining brought to you by the renowned restauranteur Daniel Boulud with the assistance of expert chef Brian Reimer and manager Nicholas Socquet. With dozens of awards...


Sanlitun Village

Sanlitun Village hasn't been around more than a handful of years, but has become the go-to spot for expats, tourists, and classy, worldly locals. No trip to Beijing is really complete without stopping by this mega...



Nanluoguxiang, or "South Drum-Bell Alley" is one of the most famous restored traditional courtyard alleyways in Beijing. Known for it's attempt at reconstructed authenticity, the alley boasts traditional...


Hilton Beijing Wangfujing

The Hilton Beijing Wangfujing is one of the city's most impressive hotels. Located in the heart of the city it offers proximity as well as charm, class and amazing amenities. The on-site pool is one of the most...