The Best Places To Teach English in Asia And Have The Time Of Your Life

Reading Time: 7 minutes Teaching English abroad is one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences in the lives of many million people. With the right qualifications and mindset, the world can truly be your oyster when it comes to teaching English as a foreign language. Due to globalization and English being the most used language for international business…

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The Beijing Layover Itinerary – How To See Beijing During A Layover

Reading Time: 5 minutes When I flew back home to Germany from Seoul, I had a Beijing layover and decided to book the flight with the longest layover possible to venture out into the city! I had a total of 14 hours to spend a whole day in the Chinese capital to explore everything and a little more! Even if you are in…

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How I Found My Soulmate By Traveling The World

Reading Time: 3 minutes This story isn’t one of those “I fell in love while traveling abroad” kind of stories. It’s more about how traveling changed me to meet the person I can call my better half and soulmate. It’s a story about “fate” and trying new things to grow as a person and understanding what you like and…

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300th Post: My Blogging Journey

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s really crazy looking back on this incredible blogging journey. Back in 2013, when I had just come back from living in Guangzhou for a 6-month internship, I did something that would forever change my life. I started writing about my experience living in China. Never could I have imagined this blog would become what…

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The Best First-Time China Itinerary – The Best Places To See In China On Your First Trip

Reading Time: 4 minutes China has become a top destination for travellers from all corners of the earth over the past few years. This is no surprise since the country has so many exceptional places and sites to offer. Rich in culture, history and food variety, China should be on everybody’s travel bucket list. However, due to its enormous…

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China – Laos: How NOT To Cross The Border

Reading Time: 3 minutes Traveling Yunnan Province, China,  with my mom left me with some of my fondest travel memories: enjoying tea at a local teahouse in Kunming, hiking the majestic Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in Lijiang, and cruising the Mekong in Xishuangbanna. With a heavy heart, my mom and I left Jinghong in Yunnan only to travel to one…

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The Compact Xi’an Itinerary – The Best Things to See and Do in Xi’an

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hands down, Xi’an is one of my favorite places I’ve traveled to in China. The city has something so unique and special about it that you simply cannot find anywhere else! Due to its boom in the Tang Dynasty, when Arabian and Persian traders carried on business and settled in the city, the Muslim influence is…

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The Best Compact Shanghai Itinerary

Reading Time: 3 minutes Are you traveling to China and want to see as many awesome places as you can in a short time? If so, you probably shouldn’t spend too much time exploring Shanghai, China’s second largest metropolis, and rather invest more time in admiring China’s natural beauties such as the marvelous karst hills in Guilin or the…

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The Most Beautiful Traditional Wear in Asia

Reading Time: 6 minutes Over the past years, one of the best memories I got from traveling have been those when I got to experience traditional wear in different countries. I have dressed up in different Chinese clothing, wore a hanbok in Korea and a kimono in Japan! I absolutely love trying out different traditional wear and it also…

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How I Built a Relationship with My Chinese Mother-in-Law

Reading Time: 4 minutes Today’s guest post was written by Jocelyn Eikenburg from Speaking of China. She’s an experienced blogger and writer and has written pieces for the Wall Street Journal and the Huffington Post. When I traveled Hangzhou during Chinese New Year 2015, she and her husband even found time to meet up with me and have dinner together. She’s…

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The Safest Countries For Solo Female Travelers

Reading Time: 4 minutes In this awesome post collaboration, some of the best female travel bloggers are sharing their experiences traveling solo. Before I became a seasoned traveler, I wasn’t sure which places were safe for solo female travelers. That’s why I put together this list with many other awesome girl bloggers who love to travel the world. Are you…

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How to Get Reimbursed for a Delayed Flight

Reading Time: 4 minutes Delayed flights are not a rare sight at airports around the globe and are one of the most annoying things for travelers. However, there might be a benefit after all the hassle: a reimbursement! According to the law in different parts of the world, most airlines are required to compensate for delayed flights, which means…

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Seoul – Beijing: Difference Check!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Today’s guest post is the first one of 2016 and a super interesting piece written by my blogger friend Lena who writes about her passion “China” on her own blog. She also talks about interesting cultural issues and China facts on her YouTube channel. Last year, she traveled around Asia and when she was in…

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Full Guide To The China National Tea Museum In Hangzhou

Reading Time: 2 minutes I must admit: I am addicted to tea, especially green tea. I love the taste and all the benefits it has to offer: bioactive compounds that improve health, improved brain function, increased fat burning and physical performance, and all the antioxidants that lower the risk of various types of cancer. China is the home of green tea and…

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The 5 Best Ways To Experience Xishuangbanna

Reading Time: 4 minutes Yunnan is one of the most traveled provinces in China, if not Asia. However, have you ever heard of “Xishuangbanna”? In my opinion, it’s one of the most underrated travel destinations and not many people have heard of it. When I traveled this region in the province of Yunnan this summer, it simply took my…

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A Guide to the Best Things to do in Lijiang Old Town

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The Best Of Old Town Dali in a Day

Reading Time: 3 minutes When traveling in Yunnan, China’s beautiful Southwestern province, be sure to stop by Dali. The most interesting part of the city is Dali Ancient Town, built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It’s a beautiful old town city centre with local shops, restaurants, temples, towers and city wall. If you don’t have as much time to…

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The Best 48 Hours Spent Exploring Kunming, China

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yunnan is said to be one of the most beautiful provinces in China. It’s capital Kunming, nicknamed “City of Eternal Spring”, doesn’t disappoint when it comes to traveling. I spent 2 weeks traveling Yunnan in summer 2015 and started out exploring Kunming due to the convenient location and transport connections by plane, bus and train. I…

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5 MUST-DOs in Nanjing

Reading Time: 5 minutes The city of Nanjing has always been far up on my travel bucket list in China. Especially its history had intrigued me since the city was the capital of numerous dynasties and was even named “the capital of the world” during the Tang Dynasty, when China was an extremely wealthy empire with a high standard…

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A Day in Suzhou’s Famous Watertown Tongli 同理

Reading Time: 2 minutes China is famous for its economic boom and megacities that just seem to pop out of nowhere. However, there are still these picturesque small towns with their traditional Chinese charm so many travelers are looking for. During the 2015 Chinese New Year break, I visited Suzhou and it’s nearby water town Tongli 同理, an iconic…

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