Backpacking in China: Top 5 Things to Do in Yangshuo, Guangxi

Even the most touristic towns and cities in China continue to be epic and inspirational. I’ve mentioned many times before that China is probably the best country in the world to really feel like you’re backpacking in. This is what you dreamed of China to be like before you ventured here, even in popular Yangshuo. Read more about Backpacking in China: Top 5 Things to Do in Yangshuo, Guangxi[…]

Kaiping Diaolou Tour: Zili Village, Guangdong Province, China

On my series of touring the impressive Kaiping Diaolou in China’s Guangdong Province, we headed next to Zili Village in some truly remote countryside. We had already toured the historic town of Chikan, the beautiful village of MaJianglong and the JinJiangli Village. As well as this we managed to eat turtle soup, eel fried rice and have a night Read more about Kaiping Diaolou Tour: Zili Village, Guangdong Province, China[…]

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Thirsty Thursdays: Eel, Turtle and Beer on A Night Out in Kaiping, China

Slightly later than billed but scheduled for Thursday of course is the latest Thirsty Thursdays from Kaiping in China. This was voted by the readers of my Facebook Page to be the next TT article and it takes me back to 2012 and my time touring the incredible Kaiping Diaolou buildings in the Guangdong Province Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Eel, Turtle and Beer on A Night Out in Kaiping, China[…]

Friday’s Featured Food: Night Market in Da Lang, Dongguan, China

I love the random nights out that creep up on you. They’re always the best and this week while I was meeting up with my friends Agness and Cez from eTramping, we had a cool night out in Da Lang, which is in Dongguan in China’s Guangdong Province. Being locals of the area, Agness and Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Night Market in Da Lang, Dongguan, China[…]

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World Borders: How to Get From Pyongyang to Dandong by train (North Korea to China)

My recent visit to North Korea was with the cheapest North Korean tour company out there – YPT also known as Young Pioneer Tours (through my travel blog you get 5% off). The tours to North Korea have options of either flying or taking the train (except for US citizens who have restrictions and can Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Pyongyang to Dandong by train (North Korea to China)[…]

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Backpacking in Chongqing, China: 10 Things to See and Do in the World’s Biggest City

If you read my post about my journey to Chongqing this week, you’ll know how much visiting this colossal city in China was a huge huge childhood dream of mine. When the time finally came round, I was completely inspired by it. I haven’t given a decent breakdown of the sights in and around Chongqing Read more about Backpacking in Chongqing, China: 10 Things to See and Do in the World’s Biggest City[…]

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Backpacking in Chongqing, China: Living my Travel Dream in the World’s Biggest City

Hi everyone! I’ve been wanting to get this story typed up for about 9 months now!! It was in June last year that I first visited the city of Chongqing in China. It was a childhood dream of mine, and when the moment finally arrived, I was just in awe of this astounding monster. I Read more about Backpacking in Chongqing, China: Living my Travel Dream in the World’s Biggest City[…]

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Top 5 Sights When Backpacking in Changsha, Hunan Province, China

In my ongoing quest to visit every Province in China, I recently headed to the Hunan Province which is probably most famous for the fact that Chairman Mao Ze Dong comes from this province. Also famous is the scenic area at Wulingyuan which was made famous by it’s inclusion as the location for the film Read more about Top 5 Sights When Backpacking in Changsha, Hunan Province, China[…]