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How to Get a 72 Hour China Visa at Beijing Airport

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I’ve now been to China officially 18 times, and it was only recently on my 17th visit that I decided to travel without a visa in advance and check out the system for getting a visa on arrival. My first …

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Tandem Cycling In Yangshuo, Guangxi Province, China

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Believe it or not, but until recently I had never done tandem cycling before! You might have read my adventures cycling in places like Montevideo, Soweto and Taiwan, but China was the place where my girlfriend and I first hopped …

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Friday’s Featured Food: Making Rice Leaf Dumplings in Chongqing, China

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A recent travel highlight was being in Chongqing during the Chinese “Dragon Boat Festival” this year. It was mid June. I stayed in the excellent, highly recommended Green Forest Hostel and they were having a rice leaf dumplings night in …

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Jiangxi Villages Tour: Tranquil Xiaoqi Village, Jiangxi Province, China

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On my recent Jiangxi Villages Tour, after visiting Jiangling we headed to one of the small villages in the Jiangxi Province to walk around. The historic village of Xiaoqi is worth a look, it’s totally tranquil. By the way Xiaoqi …

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Bamboo Rafting on the YuLong River Near Yangshuo, Guangxi Province, China

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My recent China adventures continued as we veered south of the city of Guilin in China’s Guangxi Province. We based ourselves in the dreamy town of Yangshuo. A town itself which is pretty enough to keep your wandering eyes glaring …

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Monday’s Money Saving Tips: How to Stay in a 5 Star Hotel for Cheap as a Budget Backpacker

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If you follow my stories on here you will know that I am a tight assed cheapskate backpacker. Monday’s Money Saving Tips are all about that. In terms of places to stay, friends flats, tents, hostel dorms and sleeping on …

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Thirsty Thursdays: Drinking with 70 Year Old Chinese Guys in Chongqing

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You’ll hear a lot more about Chongqing. Often dubbed (rightly or wrongly is anyone’s guess) the biggest city in the world, this colossal place was somewhere I had longed to visit and was anticipating it for a long time. Chongqing …

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Pissing in the World’s Largest Toilet Complex in Chongqing, China

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While staying in the Green Forest hostel in Chongqing in China, I heard from a fellow hostel mate Richard, that Chongqing lays claim to the world’s largest toilet complex. Over 1,000 toilets in one building. Well I just had to …

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