China Travel Articles

 
Great Getaways from Shanghai: China’s Hidden Charms
Great Getaways from Shanghai: China’s Hidden Charms Too many people stick to the well-trodden paths in China and miss out on the country's hidden charms. Shelley Seale hopes to change that with these three excellent suggestions for weekend trips from the mega-city of Shanghai.
Old Beijing & New Beijing: A Guide to Both Sides of China’s Capital
Old Beijing & New Beijing: A Guide to Both Sides of China’s Capital Beijing is full of ancient attractions, not to mention traditional art and cuisine. But as Shelley Seale shows us, there's a modern side to this eclectic city, too.
An Oriental Sojourn – A Fortnight in China
An Oriental Sojourn – A Fortnight in China Independent travel in China was a whole new experience for Leah, she came back with great memories and great expertise in sign language
How to Do Hong Kong on a Budget: Where to Spend & What to Skip
How to Do Hong Kong on a Budget: Where to Spend & What to Skip Hong Kong is notoriously expensive, but seeing the city on a budget doesn't have to mean skipping all the fun stuff. Mary Richardson tells you where it makes sense to spend some of your precious travel budget.
Visiting the World’s Highest Stupa – Famen, China
Visiting the World’s Highest Stupa – Famen, China Michael Kan took a day-trip from Xi'an to visit what's said to be the world's highest stupa, and finds plenty of reasons why a quick trip wasn't enough.
Hangzhou, More Than a Good Cup of Joe – Hangzhou, China
Hangzhou, More Than a Good Cup of Joe – Hangzhou, China After teaching English three years and traveling Asia, Virginia Fortner landed in China's "Second Only to Heaven" destination, Hangzhou. It's clean and green. Good coffee is secondary.
Tunxi – My Aim Is True – China
Tunxi – My Aim Is True – China Falling in love with rural China, Bill Pfeffer discovers unexpected pleasures, dramatic scenery, and a simple way of life.
Xian – Honor Thy Father
Xian – Honor Thy Father Xian is more than just the Terra Cotta Warriors, a place where Bill Pfeffer will always remember the new friends he met and the best friend he lost.
Beijing – Even Better Than The Real Thing
Beijing – Even Better Than The Real Thing With a final stop in Beijing after a three month sojourn across China, Bill Pfeffer is left with indelible impressions and appreciation for this unique culture.
Nanjing – Stuck Inside of Nanjing With The Mobile Blues Again
Nanjing – Stuck Inside of Nanjing With The Mobile Blues Again Big city Nanjing provided a delightful stop, as Bill Pfeffer tracks his way through the small town of Suzhou and the canals of Tongli.