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

Lesezeit: 4 Minuten 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

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten 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

Lesezeit: 6 Minuten 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

Lesezeit: 4 Minuten 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

Lesezeit: 4 Minuten 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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10 Places in Asia To See Before You Die

Lesezeit: 4 Minuten Asia has become more and more attractive for people from the West to travel to or backpack in. It’s relatively cheap to get around and the cultures are so different from back home that travelers are simply stunned by amazement. There is an endless number of amazing places to see in Asia but these following…

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The 5 Best Ways To Experience Xishuangbanna

Lesezeit: 4 Minuten 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

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten 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

Lesezeit: 2 Minuten 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 Things I’ve Learned From Teaching English In China

Lesezeit: 4 Minuten Even though I never imagined myself to become an ESL teacher, I slipped into it and am really happy with the experience. I enjoy teaching and improving the future of my students. Teaching in a foreign country is a great opportunity to learn more about the culture and the way people think in the country.…

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5 MUST-DOs in Nanjing

Lesezeit: 5 Minuten 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

Lesezeit: 2 Minuten 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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5 Fun and Free Things to Do in Shanghai

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten Today’s guest post is by a very talented travel blogger named Jess! She’s blogging at Tripelio.com and has been traveling to all different parts of the world. She especially loves traveling in China and has five insider tips on what to do in Shanghai for absolutely free!  “Shanghai is truly a city like no other.…

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Tsingtao Beer Museum: A Must In Qingdao

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten Qingdao was the first stop of my two-week Chinese New Year trip. The city had been on my travel bucket list for a while and I was so excited to finally make it over there. Especially the city’s history of German occupation attracted me. Germany wasn’t a big imperial power unlike the British, French or…

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10-Year China Visa: Explained

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten I recently went to Hong Kong to renew my visa and what I received came as a surprise: a 10-year visa! I read a lot about it on the news and thought it’s a great idea for business people who need to travel back and forth between China and their home country little did I…

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Where to Spot The Most Beautiful Plum Blossoms in Nanjing

Lesezeit: 2 Minuten Without suffering the bone-chilling cold, how could you enjoy smelling the fragrance of plum blossoms?〜Chinese Proverb 不经一番寒彻骨,焉得梅花扑鼻香?   The past few months have been rather overwhelming for me and traveling during Chinese New Year was one of the things I had to do to be able to process my situation and continue with my life here…

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5 Tips To Survive Winter In Southern China

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten Yes, we have heard it too many times before: Winter in the southern part of China sucks. Without central heating anywhere, the cold season can be everybody’s worst nightmare. Especially if you live south of the Yangtze river, the natural “heating border”. But what can you do to make your life more endurable during winter…

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How To Get Chinese Fonts For Word

Lesezeit: 2 Minuten As a learner of Madarin Chinese, being able to write Chinese characters is a huge part of studying. Even though I learned how to actually write Chinese characters with hours and hours of hard practice, most of the communication I am involved with that requires Chinese characters is all digital: on the computer or smartphone.…

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5 Reasons You Should Start Drinking Matcha

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten Have you ever had a “Matcha Latte”? They are super delicious green drinks but what exactly is “matcha”? The answer might astonish you! I’ve started drinking matcha on a daily basis and noticed some positive changes to my body. There are endless advantages of matcha over other beverages such as coffee or regular tea! What…

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