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  • 4 Reasons Why Book Lovers Will Fall In Love With China

    4 Reasons Why Book Lovers Will Fall In Love With China

    With so many incredible bookstores and libraries, China has become a haven visited by book lovers. From innovative architecture to mind-blowing interior design, these bookstores and libraries draws bookworms from all over the world. Here are a few of book lovers favorite places to go see when you're next visiting China.

  • Hainan, the unexpected tropical getaway in China

    Sun, sand, salty air and breeze. Welcome to Hainan, China, the tropical island you probably never heard of. Sure, it may not have the exotic vibe of Southeast Asia, but if you’re looking to see a different side of China and soak yourself in glorious sun rays, Hainan is your answer.

  • Within the Walls of Ancient Pingyao

    Shanxi, the vast and arid plateau to the west of Beijing known principally for its coal mining industry, is in fact, a part of China steeped in history. Nowhere is the rich heritage of this landlocked locale better exemplified that in the gorgeous, historical town of Pingyao

  • 5 Reasons Why Muslim Travelers Will Love Xi’an

    5 Reasons Why Muslim Travelers Will Love Xian

    For Muslim travelers, it can often be difficult to find destinations that cater to their religious needs. From making sure that food is halal to having a mosque close by to do daily prayers, there is a lot to take into consideration when traveling as a Muslim. The city of Xi’an in China offers Muslim travelers a variety of options that perfectly suits their religious beliefs. As the capital of the Shaanxi Province in central China, the city was once known as Chang’an (Eternal Peace), and home to the Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang dynasties' ruling houses. Today the large city is haven for tourist of all religions with stunning attractions, but also offers Muslim travelers what they need, including the following:

  • Beijing Through Literature

    We tend to get to know a place through its writers: Victorian England through Dickens, the American South through Faulkner, Colombia through Marquez and Paris via Baudelaire. And of course, Beijing is no exception, with rich literary heritage and plenty of associated sites of pilgrimage for the bookish backpacker to uncover.

  • The Philosophies That Shape China

    Learn about the three major philosophies that have shaped China in its 5000 years of history.

  • Spice, Rice and all things Changsha

    ​Superficially there’s little remarkable about Changsha. The city suffered heavily from fighting in 1938 during the Sino-Japanese war and much of it had to be rebuilt. Today the capital of landlocked Hunan province is most readily associated with its most famous adopted son Mao Zedong. The Great Helmsman hailed from nearby Shaoshan but spent time in Changsha as a student from 1913 to 1918 and again from 1920 to 1922, this time as a teacher. The Mao-related sights are, indeed, of interest to anyone with glee for modern Chinese history. But Changsha’s story reaches way back before the tumult of the twentieth-century.

  • The Most Fascinating Minority Groups of China

    Chinese cultural diversity can be found in the 55 ethnic minority groups. Check out the most fascinating ones!

  • Everything You Need To Know About The Old Town of Lijiang

    Everything You Need To Know About The Old Town of Lijiang

    Located in the province of Yunnan in southwest China, the Old Town of Lijiang is a well-preserved old city of ethnic minorities. Surrounded by the tree-covered Lion Mountain in the west, Elephant and Golden Row Mountains in the north, and vast fields with crystal clear waters running through it in the south, Lijiang is absolutely beautiful and picturesque. The old town itself occupies 3.8 square kilometers and was built in the late Song Dynasty/early Yuan Dynasty. The city was built along the old trade route of the "Old Tea Horse Caravan Trail” and was once a confluence for trade. It is also the only old city built without a city wall around it.

  • Dates You Should Avoid When Booking Your Trip To China

    Dates You Should Avoid When Booking Your Trip To China

    Besides its picturesque natural beauty, breathtaking cities and incredible ancient beauty, China also host numerous festivals and holidays. With millions of locals (1.3 billion to be exact) plus a huge number of tourists coming from all over the world to witness these traditional celebrations, crowds can become a problem.

  • Culture Shock in China - Customs and Etiquette!

    Wondering what are the Do's and Don'ts in China? Keep these in mind and impress your new Chinese friends!

  • 5 Common Myths About China

    China is a country with a long history and has many legends, myth, and beliefs. From the outside looking in, a lot of the situations and events in China may not be what they seem. Many stories have been invented and misconstrued. Here are 5 common myth about China debunked.

  • The Wonders of Wuhan

    Right in the middle of the Middle Kingdom, mighty Wuhan is the capital of Hubei province – for centuries a rich agricultural basin bisected by the Yangtze River. Wuhan is a tri-city, a conglomeration of Wuchang, Hankou, and Hanyang, so it stands to reason that the present headcount is over ten million souls, making it the most populous city in central China. Nowadays Wuhan is a thriving student town with a plethora of higher-education institutions attracting the region's best and brightest. Driving Hubei’s economic wheels Wuhan produces many of the world’s automobiles, as well as pharmaceuticals and steel. But it’s along the thread-lines of Hubei’s 3,500 years of history that we uncover what has made Wuhan the core Chinese city it is today.

  • Unmissable Markets in China

    Antiques, tea, clothes and the best street food- you don't want to miss any of these amazing markets in China!

  • 5 Things to know If you want to be an intern in China

    From the outside looking in, a lot of people still think that China is the land of opportunity and that if you want to make money, China’s the place to be. Well maybe that might still be true, but now that China is basically a fully developed country, economy wise. Big opportunities are few and far in between. However because of this image, hundreds of thousands of interns and expats apply to work in China. I was one of them 2 years ago and I want to share with you 5 things you need to know if you want to intern in China.

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