If there’s a city that has more historical significance than Beijing, it’s the city of Xi’an. Geographically at the heart of China, and the terminus of the Silk Road, Xi’an is in league with great ancient civilization cities like Cairo, Rome, and Athens. Think in those perspectives and you realize that there is so much […]
China Travel Guide
The amount of things to see and do in China is stupendous.
China is developing at the speed of sound so it's fascinating to see how the country straddles between being a developing and developed nation. The culture in the country is so unique that you'll be amazed with everything you see and you'll quickly learn that the history goes so far back that it'll make you head spin. Oh and I haven't even mentioned the food.
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Mount Hua is one of those places that I had no idea about prior to my trip to China. However after one arduous day conquering three of its five peaks and surviving Plank Walk, the memory of Huashan will forever be etched in my memory as a time when I really meant it when I said “I seriously […]
Going to see the Terracotta Warriors is like having something like the Taj Mahal or the Pyramids on your bucket list for the longest time and to be able to cross it off sounds trivial but what you’re often not prepared for is just how massive and uncomprehendible an ancient wonder like this actually is when […]
While Luoyang isn’t a large city and probably somewhere you wouldn’t have thought of visiting. And if you have, it’s probably because of Shaolin Temple. What most people don’t know is that the city is a central point to explore a few other highlights that shouldn’t be missed – White Horse Temple, Peony Garden and Longmen Grottoes. […]
Following our first day in Luoyang where we drove to the town of Dengfeng to take in the fabled Shaolin Temple, our second day involved a little less kung fu and a lot more hiking. After a day of exploration and despite only seeing a fraction of Yuntai Mountain (云台山)’s 13 main sights, I came away […]
On day 7 in our journey to the Terracotta Warriors, we finally leave Shanghai and fly up to the city of Luoyang. This leg of the trip I organized with our private guide Lisa and we start things off with a little kung fu. Lost in translation I’m not sure how I’ll be able to keep […]
It’s been 2 years since my last visit to Shanghai but every time I come back now, it feels like hanging out with an old friend. The city looks familiar, the features are bring back old memories but at the same time there’s something a little different about it. This chronicles my 5 day jaunt through Shanghai, […]
It’s always been a dream of mine to see the fabled Terracotta Warriors in the legendary city of Xi’an. On this trip to China, I’ll be able to make that a reality as the family starts in Shanghai before hopping up to Luoyang and then Xi’an. Every time I go to China, there are a […]
So you have made it as far as Hong Kong, but are curious as to what lies across the border in China. If you have a few extra days to spare during your visit to Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, there are several easy links to the mainland that will give you a slice of […]
Macau is an awesome one day trip from Hong Kong that’s only a 55 minute boat ride away. It’s a completely different vibe from the big city of Hong Kong. Think of Macau as Asia’s version of Vegas but with old town Portuguese flare mixed around it. If you’re like most travellers, you’re going to be […]