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Crossing the Yangtze River on the Chongqing Cable Car, China

I lived out one of my childhood dreams last week by visiting the city of Chongqing (in China) and seeing the Yangtze River for the first time. It was totally inspirational and lived up to all expectations. It was actually one of my favourite backpacking trips in years. The city of Chongqing is phenomenal and Read more about Crossing the Yangtze River on the Chongqing Cable Car, China[…]

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Kaiping Diaolou Tour: Jinjiangli Village, Guangdong Province, China

If you have read my first two posts (Chikan and Majianglong) on the Kaiping Diaolou Tour in China’s Guangdong Province and were awaiting the next installment, then here it is finally. A little later than billed but you know how it is. On the second morning in Kaiping we headed out to Jinjiangli Village to Read more about Kaiping Diaolou Tour: Jinjiangli Village, Guangdong Province, China[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Pan Fried Snails in Yangshuo, Guangxi Province, China

Friday’s featured food today comes from Yangshuo in China’s Guangxi Province. Despite visiting France countless times I never once tried snails. Or l’escargots as they are known in France. So when I heard that Guilin and Yangshuo have their own speciality dish of pan fried snails I had to try them. If you have followed Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Pan Fried Snails in Yangshuo, Guangxi Province, China[…]

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螺絲田/Screw Tin: Viewpoint Over Yellow Canola Fields Near Luoping, Yunnan Province, China

You might have seen my post on the fantastic yellow canola fields near Luoping in China and thought they looked spectacular. Well, yes they were pretty on the eye and while I enjoyed our afternoon stroll round the Yellow Canola Fields at Jin Ji Cun, it was only the next day that we got to Read more about 螺絲田/Screw Tin: Viewpoint Over Yellow Canola Fields Near Luoping, Yunnan Province, China[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Spicy Barbecued Tofu in Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Another Chinese gem of a snack for you today on Friday’s Featured Food. As I head back to the marvellous Yunnan Province to the peculiar but vibrant old town of Jianshui. Jianshui is off the beaten track for sure, but its inner charms will surprise you to the core. After backpacking my way through the Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Spicy Barbecued Tofu in Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China[…]

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Backpacking in Jianshui Old Town, Yunnan Province, China

Places like Jianshui will stick in my memory for one reason. You’ve never heard of them before you arrive and you’ll never forget them after you leave! I went backpacking in Jianshui in China…I always find it a unique experience when you go backpacking in a town or city that has no other backpackers. I Read more about Backpacking in Jianshui Old Town, Yunnan Province, China[…]

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Monday’s Money Saving Tips: FREE Museums

Never underestimate the amount of FREE sightseeing you can do. Did you know that there are FREE museums all over the place, you just need to do your research beforehand. I used to go to museums a lot more than I do now, so these days I basically only go to FREE museums unless I Read more about Monday’s Money Saving Tips: FREE Museums[…]

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Sunset at Yuanyang Rice Terraces, Southern Yunnan Province, China

On this never ending travel corridor it was time to watch the sunset viewing at Yuanyang Rice Terraces in China’s Yunnan Province. I read up on it beforehand and it was billed as the best series of rice terraces in the world and that sunset would be absolutely mind blowing. I’ve seen my fair share Read more about Sunset at Yuanyang Rice Terraces, Southern Yunnan Province, China[…]