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...

Becoming an expat in Hangzhou, China: Everything you need to know

When I found out I was soon to become an expat in Hangzhou, China, I had soooo many questions! Would there be a suitable nursery for my daughter to attend? What is the food like? Does anybody speak English? Would I be able to buy my favourite wine? I searched online and I did find some helpful information, but most of this was targeted either at tourists visiting Hangzhou or expats moving...

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Qiandao Lake: Everything you need to know for the perfect visit

Qiandao Lake, also known as Qiandaohu, Thousand Islands and Thousand islets, is the perfect get-away from the hustle and bustle of city life in Hangzhou or Shanghai. We spent three days here with the children and had a wonderful time! When researching Qiandao Lake beforehand, however, we found there to be a dearth of information on the Internet- in English anyway- perhaps there is lots written...

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Longjing Tea Plantation: Everything you need to know for the perfect visit

The Longjing Tea Plantation has to be one of my favourite places that we have visited in Hangzhou. Whilst I like the city life, I also love the feel of the countryside! The Longjing Tea Plantation offers a cultural insight into village life in the West Lake scenic area of Hangzhou and no trip to Hangzhou is complete without a visit here! Here is my guide to visiting the Longjing Tea Plantation....

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We’re moving to China!! Here’s why…

Yes, you've read that correctly. 2019 has a lot of changes in store for us. We welcomed our new baby, Saya, into the world in March and in August we will be leaving the country. I know, I know, we travel every August during the school holidays! But this year will be a little different... because we are not coming home at the end of the six week break! We have made the big decision to leave the...

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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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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...

Visiting friends and relatives (VFR): A simple explanation

Visiting friends and relatives, often referred to as VFR, is one of the most prominent types of tourism. Whether you are a tourism management student or a tourism industry entrepreneur, it is important that you understand this vital sector of the tourism industry. In...

What is a tourist? Tourist definition

What is a tourist? How you define the term tourist? Is there a widely accepted tourist definition? When we are and are not tourists is not always clear. Am I a tourist when I travel one hour on the train to London for the afternoon? Am I a tourist when I stay with my...