Category: China

Is China Worth Visiting in 2020? Reasons to visit China

I’ve been to China four times now, and I get asked a lot why do you keep going back?  Truth be told, I don’t think I’d ever tire of the country. It’s a completely unique place, that revels in its own culture and has so much to offer tourists. It’s…

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3 Days in Beijing Itinerary

The capital of China is like nowhere else in the world. It’s the epicentre of China’s culture and heritage, with a colossal amount of history, but also a vibrant new culture. It’s nowhere near as modern as Shanghai – you visit the two for very different reasons – but it…

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Cheapest Way to From Beijing to Ulaanbaatar in 2019 (Bus and Train)

I’ve spent quite a lot of time travelling by train in China, and I really enjoy it. It’s fast, easy, safe, comfortable and affordable. So I knew how I was going to get to Ulaanbaatar. Train, of course! It’s fast, easy, safe, comfortable… then I looked at prices on Travel…

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The Top 20 Places to Visit in China

China: it’s a country of legend and enigma, brimming with possibly the most dynamic history of any country in the world. It only opened up to outside tourism in the late 1970s, and to this day still sees relatively few international tourists when compared to other Asian countries. So where…

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What to Pack for China: Essential Items to Put in Your Backpack

Planning a trip to China? There will no doubt be a lot of questions on your mind. How will I navigate the country with no Mandarin (if you can’t speak it)? How will I take the trains alone? How will I handle the food? These questions, and many, many more,…

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A Complete Guide to Train Travel in China

China is a fantastic place for more adventurous travellers. There’s no specific path through the country, no tourist shuttles transporting people to each destination, and very few bars and restaurants catered especially for backpackers. Because of all of this, China can seem a little daunting; and the question of how…

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One Month in China Itinerary for First Timers

If you’re reading this China itinerary, I’m guessing you’re planning a trip to the country. China is one of my favourite countries to travel in. It’s brimming with history and culture, from the Terrcotta Warriors to its many, many temples, but it has the most dynamic modern scene in cities…

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The Ultimate Solo Travel in China Guide

China is many things. Crazy, overwhelming and unique are all words that could be used to describe this Asian country. Solo travel in China can seem pretty daunting – it’s often near impossible to know exactly what is going on while exploring the country, especially if you have little grasp of…

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How to visit a Longsheng Rice Terrace without a guide

Now, I’m not saying that I didn’t enjoy Chinese cities. I loved Shanghai way more than I thought I would, and I enjoyed exploring a remote city in China, Liaoyuan. But, after six weeks exploring city after city, I thought my head was going to explode. As I arrived in Guilin…

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Please Visit the Nanjing Massacre Memorial While You’re in China

Nanjing – just another Chinese city. Or is it? The place has actually boasted a huge amount of national importance over the country’s history. It was once the capital of South China (‘Nanjing’ literally means ‘South Capital’ whereas ‘Beijing’ means ‘North Capital’) and today, is one of those cities with…

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