Category: China

Is hiking Mount Huashan dangerous?

When it comes to thrill-seeking and risk-taking, I either charge in all guns blazing or I’m as paranoid as hell. And when I got to Beijing and was planning out my China trip, apparently my guns were blazing. I  chatted to some people who had been travelling around China for a while,…

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Is Xi’an Worth Visiting?

I only spent a few days in Xi’an, but they were fantastic. Compact and easily navigable, the city centre boasts lo many exciting attractions and fun neighbourhoods to explore. The city actually sprawls far beyond the city walls, but most of the things to do in Xi’an are located within…

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Why We Should Visit Non Touristy Cities in China

There’s loads of fantastic things to do in China. Whether you desire exploring the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, admiring the Bund of Shanghai, climbing the Great Wall or traversing the rice paddies in the South, you’re sure to tick off a few bucket list items in this country. But…

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Is the Chengdu Panda Base Ethical?

As soon as I arrived in Chengdu, my line of vision was somewhat invaded by… pandas. Bears don’t actually roam the city, but the streets are bursting with shops selling panda souvenirs, there are posters of pandas over buildings and all public transport has pandas painted on it…. Once you…

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Things to do in Jiuzhaigou: A Magical Himalayan Valley

There were coloured flags everywhere. About six hours after we’d left Chengdu in Central China, the landscape started to look notably more mountainous and rural. It almost seemed Alpine, with long roads winding up mountainsides and deep valleys with water running through. But then we drove past a Buddhist temple,…

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Hiking and Camping on the Great Wall of China

You’ll never guess the last place I went camping… The Great Wall of China! Crowds are something that you just have to deal with in China. Whether they be outside museums and attractions, or inside subway stations, there’s no escaping the masses of people in this country – up to…

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