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

  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 the word China has also been used to describe. And in keeping with its name, Read more about The Real China, China Town: Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China[…]

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

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 sipping a cappuccino in Little Likeng village. The thing that makes it most interesting for Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Chinese Coffee in Little Likeng Village, Jiangxi Province, China[…]

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Jiangxi Villages Tour: Jiangling Viewpoint, Jiangxi, China

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 and around WuYuan, which is famous for gorgeous countryside and picturesque Huizhou Villages. It was Read more about Jiangxi Villages Tour: Jiangling Viewpoint, Jiangxi, China[…]

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

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 Kong to Macao (by ferry) 3. Hong Kong to China (Hung Hom to Guangzhou) 4. Read more about World Borders: Getting the Hong Kong to Zhuhai Ferry (“A Fast Boat to China”!!)[…]

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

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 up my 10th province out of 29, but what was it all about? Rather than Read more about Top 5 Things to see and do in Guilin, Guangxi Province, China[…]

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

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 are out of date, as prices go up, bus timetables change, visa regulations change etc. Read more about 10 Places I LOVE Which Aren’t Even In The Lonely Planet![…]

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

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 Shangri La, here are my 3 previous posts on it: 1. Things to see and Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Walnut Bites in Shangri La, Yunnan Province, China[…]

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

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. How many cities in the world boast an X and a Q in its name? Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Peach Wine in Xiaoqi, Jiangxi Province, China[…]