China

China is a massive country, and with only two weeks, it can be hard to know where to start when planning your China itinerary. Many visitors stop by the main cities: Beijing, Shanghai, and maybe Xi’an. But what if you Read more >
Need advice on where to stay in Hong Kong? I’ve created a short list of the best Hong Kong accommodation options for 3, 4,and 5-star hotels, plus apartments and hostels. There are literally hundreds of places to stay in Hong Kong Read more >
Way back when, before this blog was even a glimmer of a thought, I went to China. It was just a weeklong trip to…
China is an amazing destination to visit, but you might run into some problems if you aren’t adequately prepared. Read more >
Looking for tips on things to do in Shanghai? As part of our city guides series, we interviewed Reena Ganga from Wanderplex who first traveled to Shanghai more than six years ago, and has been back many times since. Reena shares with Read more >
I recently spent a weekend in Hong Kong, my second visit to this city, but this time I was travelling solo which is always a bit weird. I’m just so used to having Caz and the kids by my side Read more >
Looking for travel tips on what to do in Beijing? As part of our city guides series, we interviewed Stephen Whale who has lived in Beijing for two years. Stephen shares with us his insider Beijing travel tips and knowledge on Read more >
Murmurings from the large audience hushed as a clear and open darkness dropped over our outdoor theatre. The silence was far from absolute though as a breeze swept nearby leaves into a quiet song, a gentle lapping of water, and eventually the sweet notes of a string instrument drifting up from the distant water as the […]
There are at least 5 major sections of the Great Wall of China near Beijing and each section of the wall is different in character and in the type of tourist it appeals to. For example, you have Badaling which Read more >
China was a country that challenged me as a traveler, there were food issues, language barriers and physical limitations because the country is huge. China is a seriously large country with lyrically pretty cityscapes and landscapes; from the wide multi-lane highways of impersonal Beijing to the sparkle of Shanghai, as is often the case, it’s […]

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