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 Lok Ma Chau to Shenzhen (Hong Kong to China Border)

I’ve crossed the Hong Kong – Macao – China borders over 20 times now, and have already covered a few of those crossing on here. I aim to make these border crossings seem easy and smooth, which they normally are. On my most recent trip to China, I crossed overland from Lok Ma Chau to Read more about World Borders: How to Get from Lok Ma Chau to Shenzhen (Hong Kong to China Border)[…]

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World Borders: How to Get From China to Macau (Gongbei Port to Portas do Cerco)

If you thought my world borders series has been quiet lately (except for the North Korea trip) then that’s because I’ve been busy crossing a load of world borders of my own recently, yet no time to type them up. So it’s time for another Chinese installment now and the border between Zhuhai in China Read more about World Borders: How to Get From China to Macau (Gongbei Port to Portas do Cerco)[…]

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

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 airport benches are my forte as I backpack round the world. But the travel lifestyle Read more about Monday’s Money Saving Tips: How to Stay in a 5 Star Hotel for Cheap as a Budget Backpacker[…]

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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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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![…]