China

Silk Road China Itinerary- 2 weeks

Are you planning a Silk Road China itinerary? Well I can guarantee you are going to have an amazing trip! We were lucky enough to be able to travel along the Silk Road in China this past summer and we had an action-packed Silk Road China itinerary! Living in China...

10 Day Inner Mongolia Itinerary- Do It Yourself

Planning an Inner Mongolia itinerary for the DIY traveller isn't an easy feat. China has a group tour culture, with limited information in English on how to travel independently. But you absolutely can plan your own Inner Mongolia itinerary (and I think it is way better this way!). In this article I am going to tell you all about our 10 day Inner Mongolia itinerary and which are the best spots...

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Things to do in Guilin that are not in the guidebooks

There are so many great things to do in Guilin and the surrounding area. With some of the most spectacular scenery in China (and I would argue in the world!), Guilin should be on every China travel itinerary. Whether you are moving to China as an expat, backpacking through the country or travelling in China with kids, there is something for everyone in Guilin. In this article I will tell you all...

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10 fascinating giant panda facts

Learning about the fascinating giant panda facts is one of the best ways to get excited about a trip to China, home to these magnificent creatures. I learned a lot of giant panda facts on my trip to Chengdu with kids, but you don't have to fly all the way to China to learn more- I have it covered below! Here are the most interesting giant panda facts... 1. Giant pandas can climb very early on...

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4 reasons why you need to get a VPN today!

You need a VPN- I'm not going to beat around the bush! We live in a time when people won't think twice about stealing your data. And when you travel you never know if the connection that you are using is secure or not. Fortunately, a VPN will keep you safe, and it only costs a few pence/cent per day! You can avoid fraud and identity theft by having a VPN. You can also access all of your...

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Moving to China: 50 CRAZY things you NEED to know

Moving to China is a pretty big deal. There are so many uncertainties and potential risks, but fear not.... If you are reading this article then it probably means that you are either considering moving to China or you have already decided to move to China. As you may already have realised, there isn't always a lot of information out there about what it is like to live here. And if you're...

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9 essential tips for getting your visa for China

China is one of the best places to visit in Asia, which is why thousands of people submit their Chinese visa applications each year. Whether you are planning to visit on a holiday, as part of a gap year, to work or live abroad or to accompany family members who will be working, you will most likely need a visa for China.  I’ve travelled a lot. And I can safely say that obtaining a visa for...

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Chengdu with kids | Things to do in Chengdu

Travelling to Chengdu with kids is a great addition to your China travel itinerary. What kid doesn't love a cute cuddly panda, a boat ride to see a giant buddha and sugar coated strawberries on a stick?! These are just some of the awesome things to do in Chengdu, whether you are travelling with kids or not! As an expat living in the country, I like to think that I have a little bit more...

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A fascinating overview of Chinese religion

Chinese religion is an important part of life in many parts of China. You see signs of it everywhere, from the monks walking past you in the street to the beautiful temples that you may visit on your travels. Sadly, most visitors to China just look at the architecture, take some pretty pictures and then move on. But in actual fact, if you look a little deeper, you can learn a lot of fascinating...

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China with kids: 10 things you NEED to know

Travelling in China with kids is an amazing experience, trust me- I know! And we haven't just travelled in China, we live here too! Whilst most travel bloggers will tell you their experiences based on a two week holiday, a short city break from a nearby country or perhaps a month backpacking, I actually live in China. I like to think that I have a little bit more 'expertise' when it comes to...

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A guide to visiting the Great Wall of Linhai

Visiting the Southern Great Wall of Linhai is one of the coolest things to do in Zhejiang Province. A strong contender for the real deal in Beijing, this wall was built with the same architectural style and the same technique as the Great Wall of China. Here you can get a 'Great Wall experience' without the crowds of Beijing. AND it is just a couple hours drive from Shanghai, Hangzhou and...

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Dr Hayley Stainton

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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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