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The Real China, China Town: Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China

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  When I was young we used to hear about “China” and there was even a phrase that went “he’s like a bull in a China shop”. I’m talking about China. Not the country. But the ceramic, porcelain, material that …

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Thirsty Thursdays: Chinese Coffee in Little Likeng Village, Jiangxi Province, China

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Last week’s thirsty Thursdays came from the Jiangxi Province of China, and this week’s one does too! While last week I wrote about how I sipped peach wine in the unknown town of Xiaoqi, today I recollect the morning spent …

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Jiangxi Villages Tour: Jiangling Viewpoint, Jiangxi, China

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We toured the Jiangxi Province of China recently, part of which we did with a local driver who knew the area. Having a local driver is the easiest way to get around parts of the Province. Especially the area in …

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World Borders: Getting the Hong Kong to Zhuhai Ferry (“A Fast Boat to China”!!)

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Having used Hong Kong as my base for the last couple of years, I have made countless trips into China, covering a few of them in detail on here: 1. Hong Kong to China (Kwun Tong to Huanggang) 2. Hong …

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Top 5 Things to see and do in Guilin, Guangxi Province, China

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You’ll hear a load of things about Guilin in China’s Guangxi Province and I was always fascinated to how much it is raved about, so I finally headed there. This was my 15th visit to China in fact and I clocked …

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10 Places I LOVE Which Aren’t Even In The Lonely Planet!

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I use the Lonely Planet Guide Booksquite a lot when I travel and I like them. Usually they are correct, mostly they are useful but sometimes they are horrendously wrong and ill-informed. As soon as they go to press they …

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Friday’s Featured Food: Walnut Bites in Shangri La, Yunnan Province, China

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It seems a lifetime ago since I was backpacking in Shangri La, yet it was just over 6 months ago now when life to me to this amazing part of China. “Amazing” is an over used word, but I loved …

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Thirsty Thursdays: Peach Wine in Xiaoqi, Jiangxi Province, China

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Last week it was time for some peach wine, Chinese style. I found myself touring the Jiangxi Province in China and we arrived at an old style village called Xiaoqi. Itself, enough to hold my interest for its very name. …

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