China

The Yellow Mountains: A comprehensive guide

The Yellow Mountains is one of the most beautiful mountainous areas in China. Located on the edge of Anhui province, the area makes for a great weekend break from Shanghai or Hangzhou. It can also be easily accessed from other parts off the country via the nearby...

Things to do in Sanya, the ‘Hawaii of China’

Sanya is a popular tourist area for Chinese domestic tourists as well as international travellers. Famous for its exotic beaches and serene coastlines, there are also lots of things to do in Sanya other than lazying around on the beach! For those of you who follow my travel stories on Instagram, you will know that I like to mix things up on my travels. Lazy beach days are great, but so are zip...

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Hiking in Yunnan: Everything you need to know

China is a vast country with a wide variety of types of tourism. From shopping in Shanghai to visiting the ancient sites of Xian to relaxing on the beach in Hainan, there is something to suit everyone in China. If you're an active person who enjoys walking and stunning visits then hiking in Yunnan makes for a great holiday. If you're thinking about going hiking in Yunnan, then I have it all...

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How to survive centralised quarantine

Centralised quarantine is a daunting prospect that many of us had never even heard of prior to COVID-19. However, with the globalised world that we live in comes an inevitable need for travel around the world. But, while the virus continues to spread across the globe, we are not yet in a position to be able to travel freely as we used to. One way of mitigating the spread of the virus is to adopt...

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Leifeng Pagoda: Everything you need to know for the perfect visit

When we first moved to Hangzhou, one of the first places that was on our 'must-see' list was the Leifeng Pagoda. This pagoda is one of the most iconic landmarks of the city, and it's full of history and culture too. I am aware that Hangzhou doesn't get too many non-Chinese tourists, and this can make navigating your way around and finding reliable, up to date information challenging at times. So...

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An essential guide to visiting the Old City of Shanghai

The Old City of Shanghai is a beautiful part of Shanghai. Whilst Shanghai might be mostly famed for its high-rise buildings and modern infrastructure and technologies, it does also have an historical side too- and it's well worth adding to your Shanghai itinerary. If you happen to be planning a trip to Shanghai, then here’s everything you need to know about visiting the Old City of Shanghai....

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Everything you need to know for your visit to Yu Garden, Shanghai

Shanghai has so much to offer. Yu Garden is just one of many incredible sites across the city - here is everything you need to know in case you’re planning a visit to this beautiful location! What is Yu Garden? Also known as Yuyuan Garden, it is an extensive Chinese garden in Shanghai. With a name that translates to Garden of Happiness, the garden was built in 1559 by Pan Yunduan. This was...

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35 things to do in Shanghai with kids

Visiting Shanghai with kids can be a bit of a controversial topic. What about the air pollution? What about the busy streets? What if nobody speaks English? Well, rest assured- you CAN and SHOULD visit Shanghai with kids! Shanghai is a great city and there are so many things to do in Shanghai with kids. In this post I will explain why, giving my top recommendations for your family trip to...

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The best family hotels in Shanghai

Looking for the best family hotels in Shanghai? Then look no further, I've done the research, so you don't have to! Shanghai is a must on any China travel itinerary! But it isn't always known for being 'child friendly'. Having said that, Shanghai is a GREAT place for family travel (and you can find out why in my post outlining the best 35 things to do in Shanghai with kids). But of course,...

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10 cool things to do at The Bund, Shanghai

The Bund, Shanghai is a popular area amongst tourists and expats living in China - in fact, it is one of the most recognisable symbols of China and its tourism industry! But what exactly is it, and how can you make the most of your time there? In this post I will give you 10 cool things to do on your visit to The Bund, Shanghai! What and where is The Bund? The Bund is an area in Shanghai, also...

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The Bund Shanghai restaurants: Where to go and where not to go

We loved our visit to The Bund in Shanghai! And after lots of walking and taking photos we were all very hungry! So we decided to suss out The Bund Shanghai restaurants! The Bund in Shanghai is iconic. And it is full of places to eat; there’s plenty to choose from, and there should be something to suit everyone. So without further ado, here are The Bund, Shanghai restaurants that should be on...

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I’ve been travelling, studying and teaching travel and tourism since I was 16. Through Tourism Teacher I share my knowledge on the principles and practice of travel and tourism management from both an academic and practical perspective.

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What does the World Travel and Tourism Council do?

The World Travel and Tourism Council is an important player in the world of travel. But chances are, you might not have even heard of them! This post looks at what the WTTC is, and what it does… What is the World Travel and Tourism Council? Founded in 1990, the WTTC...

How to renew a UK passport | A step by step guide

Are you wondering how to renew a UK passport? When it comes to travelling abroad, there is one thing you need that is more important than anything else. And that’s a passport! You can’t travel across country borders without one, except in very particular circumstances...

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Whilst many people are ignorantly unaware of the concept of the sex hotel, others are frequenting them on a regular basis. An important part of the tourism industry in some parts of the world, sex hotels give people a safe and secure place for intimacy and bring in...