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  • Asia,  China,  Itinerary

    Travel Itinerary: Xi’an in 3 Days

    China is a country with the deepest respect and admiration for its Imperial past, and there’s little wonder why. The city of Xi’an not only marks the centre of China’s ancient Kingdom but in modern times the city is known…

  • Asia,  China,  Discussions

    Chinese Kids with Western Names

    Ever wondered how your parents chose your name? Maybe you were named after a family member, or more likely your name was completely picked at random from a long potential list. Many people will even have a bit of resentment…

  • China,  Top Lists

    Top 20 Highlights – Shanghai

    Shanghai is a city which has transcended its Chinese heritage and has in many ways become its own independent international city. Since the city’s humble beginnings it has been influenced by all manner of cultures which has had a lasting…

  • China,  Guides

    Travel Plan: The Terracotta Warriors

    The Terracotta Warriors are one of the most significant archaeological excavations in human history and is rightly considered one of the most incredible and best-known attractions in China. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is a large collection of life-size sculptures…

  • China,  Discussions

    Chinese Kids vs. Western Kids

    Of course, there are incredible amount of contrast between China and the West, both culturally and superficially. After enough time in both places, such differences become just another part of everyday life. However, one difference stands out beyond the rest,…

  • China,  Discussions,  Taiwan

    China vs. Taiwan: The Difference

    There’s a very annoying interaction I’m forced to go through regularly while travelling the world. It begins with a simple introduction and one simple question that every traveller is asked. “Where are you from?” “I’m from Wales.” “Oh, you’re from…

  • Blog,  China

    Shanghai

    Two years ago I was faced with a decision; where would I like to live? Beijing or Shanghai. Quite the decision to make, particularly when you’re on the other side of the world and with no real knowledge of either…

  • Blog,  China

    Zhangjiajie

    This must be the most world recognized natural phenomenon China has to offer, a true natural wonder of the world. An image of another primeval world, a time of long forgotten mystery. A location which has been forever immortalized in…

  • China,  Discussions,  Guides

    An Extensive Guide To Chinese Trains

    The train has been a consistently reliable form of travel across many nations for centuries, and one that’s still used by travellers today. China is one of those nations that thinks so too, with a considerable rail system which is…

  • The North-East Tour,  Top Lists

    Top 8 Highlights: Harbin

    The chronicles of my 2 days in Harbin Harbin; nicknamed the “Ice City”, the capital of the Northern province of Heilongjiang is nestled in the region formally known as Manchuria. The city of Harbin has become a central hub of…