With August upon us, it's time to get out and pick up a copy of the August issue of the Beijinger, providing plenty of ideas for what to do once you're actually out of your home.

With a pick of the best locations in and around town for hiking and camping, there's a distinct Bear Grylls feel to this month's issue. A few friends of the Beijinger provided us with their suggestions for the best places to camp and hike, while a couple of our own intrepid writers went out and took their lumps for the team.

In addition to keeping it local in Beijing we did a bit of travelling to: down to the Canton capital of Guangzhou, and over to the DPRK to check out their cuisine.

As well as that we have a chat with UK pop starlet Ellie Goulding before her Beijing show on August 14, and we bring you a specially curated list of the best the city has to offer throughout August.

Look for the magazine around town and don't forget: the Beijinger's latest incarnation is optimized for reading on iPads, so you can download it directly from our website or browse this month's edition on Issuu.com.

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