There is no place in the world quite like the capital city of China. Beijing is a modern-day metropolis with a legendary history that is woven throughout its temples, palaces, bustling streets, and high rises. As the gateway to China’s imperial past, you can find sites dating back 5,000 years in this city, as well […]
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.
This China travel guide will help you plan your next vacation.
Rosetta Stone has to be one of the easiest ways to learn Mandarin I have a confession. My Mandarin is pretty terrible. Languages have never been my forté and despite my parents attempt to correct this with the dreaded Saturday Chinese school, and even my own attempts by spending a month in Shanghai, I’m kind […]
Shanghai is a vibrant high-paced city of bright lights, towering skyscrapers, treasure chest of styles from its colonial period, bustling markets, and creative energy. As one of China’s largest cities, there is much to explore as the sprawl is massive. Luckily the metro system is insanely efficient and there is so much to occupy your […]
If you’ve ever toyed with the idea with travelling to China, you’ll know that the People’s Republic does not kid around when it comes to their visas. Those who frequent the home of the Great Wall will tell you that you should always apply for an entry visa at least 3 weeks prior to your […]
Choosing where to stay in Shanghai can be challenging especially if it’s your first time. Having lived there myself, studied there, and visited on a semi-regular basis, I can help! Growing up, I would make periodic trips to Shanghai but it wasn’t until 2012 when I got a chance to stay in this metropolis for a month […]
If you’re like me, when you land in a new airport, one of the first things you do is look for free wifi. Now what frustrates me the most at an airport, or anywhere as a matter of fact, is how 1) there isn’t free wifi and 2) they make you jump through hoops to […]
This was originally written as a guest post on eTramping.com Shanghai is many things. It’s a model city for light speed growth and progress – it’s one of the most forward thinking cosmopolitans in the world. It’s a city rich with nostalgia with colonial days gone past. It’s a city that never sleeps with its […]
It’s been a heck of a lot of fun sharing with you my entire journey through China all the way from Shanghai up to the monks of Shaolin and onwards to the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an. With so much footage I took along the way, it’d be a shame to let it go to waste […]
When you travel to China, there’s going to be the good and the bad and that’s just the way it goes. With an open mind, the right packing and mental preparation, you’ll be more than ready for the gotchas of China. Having been to China several times and most recently exploring the Xi’an region to […]
Having done the terrifying Plank Walk of Huashan, seen the Terracotta Warriors lined up in massive pits, and biked the entirety of the ancient wall surrounding Xi’an, you’d think that there’d be nothing left to see. That’s where you’re wrong because on our last day we were able to squeeze in a little more that […]