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World Borders: How to Get from Lok Ma Chau to Shenzhen (Hong Kong to China Border)

I’ve crossed the Hong Kong – Macao – China borders over 20 times now, and have already covered a few of those crossing on here. I aim to make these border crossings seem easy and smooth, which they normally are. On my most recent trip to China, I crossed overland from Lok Ma Chau to Read more about World Borders: How to Get from Lok Ma Chau to Shenzhen (Hong Kong to China Border)[…]

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Thirsty Thursdays: Drinking Tea in Little Likeng, Jiangxi Province, China

Little Likeng is a dreamy little ancient Chinese Village. Situated in a province that is not often visited by foreign backpacker s(Jiangxi), this gem of a place takes you to the China you really want to see. No skyscrapers, no factories, just a basic existence in a village by a river. Life stands still in Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Drinking Tea in Little Likeng, Jiangxi Province, China[…]

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The Upper Trail Hike – Day 2 – Yunnan Province, China

I must apologise for the lateness of this post. This is the second part of my two part guide to hiking on the Upper Trail Hike in China’s Yunnan Province in and around Tiger Leaping Gorge. To refresh your memory (and also mine), below are the previous two parts of the story which cover this Read more about The Upper Trail Hike – Day 2 – Yunnan Province, China[…]

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World Borders: How to Get From China to Macau (Gongbei Port to Portas do Cerco)

If you thought my world borders series has been quiet lately (except for the North Korea trip) then that’s because I’ve been busy crossing a load of world borders of my own recently, yet no time to type them up. So it’s time for another Chinese installment now and the border between Zhuhai in China Read more about World Borders: How to Get From China to Macau (Gongbei Port to Portas do Cerco)[…]

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FREE TEFLs!! Get Your Free Certificate and Teach English in China!!

Yes that’s right I’m offering FREE TEFLs today on Don’t Stop Living. You can get a FREE TEFL and start a new life and a new career in teaching English in China. It’s all organised through the FREE TEFL service. I’m pretty excited to be helping to promote this – you’ll know one of the Read more about FREE TEFLs!! Get Your Free Certificate and Teach English in China!![…]

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Master of The Nets Garden, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China

The city of Suzhou in China’s Jiangsu Province is famous for being labelled “The Venice of the East” and while its canals and riverside promenades attract some attention, there is something else that Suzhou boasts: a UNESCO World Heritage Site. So while backpacking my way round the city of Suzhou, I made sure to visit Read more about Master of The Nets Garden, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China[…]

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World Borders: Flying from Beijing to Pyongyang, North Korea

For the first time ever on my world borders series, I’m writing about a flight. Probably the reason for this is that it was a hotly anticipated trip for me, and one which quite frankly, I’m not sure why it took me so long to go on. But alas, finally I was booked on a Read more about World Borders: Flying from Beijing to Pyongyang, North Korea[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Peking Duck at QuanJude Restaurant, Beijing, China

While Beijing will never be my favourite city in China, it does hold a few saving graces. Tiananmen Square is a great place to relax, Beijing is the gateway to the Trans Siberian Railway and also for our recent trip to North Korea plus there’s Peking Duck!! On Friday’s Featured Food I was initially going Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Peking Duck at QuanJude Restaurant, Beijing, China[…]