Fishing, Fast Trains and Marijuana Fishing, Fast Trains and Marijuana

Fishing, Fast Trains and Marijuana

An excellent way to get out into the country and enjoy Autumn is to go fishing. The weather last Saturday was delightful so I went fishing with a local friend. My first time fishing in China. The Fishing Spot De Hui (德惠) is a small town around 80 kilometers north east of Changchun city. The

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Visiting the Country In North East China Visiting the Country In North East China

Visiting the Country In North East China

To really experience life in China, you need to travel to the country and spend a night or two there. Country people may lack the sophistication of city dwellers, be less aware of the outside world and a little rough around the edges BUT they are generally very friendly, hospitable, easy going and genuinely nice

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Ski Season Starts at Beidahu – 3 Days of Top Skiing Ski Season Starts at Beidahu – 3 Days of Top Skiing

Ski Season Starts at Beidahu – 3 Days of Top Skiing

Bei Da Hu 北大湖 is one of China’s best ski resorts and THE best (in my humble opinion) in the north east of China. So when the ski season officially kicked off a couple of weeks ago it was the place to be. For three days of glorious skiing!!! Back Ground on Bei Da Hu

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Road Trip to China, Russia, Korea Border Road Trip to China, Russia, Korea Border

Road Trip to China, Russia, Korea Border

What should you do after you’ve wined and dined in Shanghai, hiked the Leaping Tiger Gorge and gotten lost in the Forbidden City? Check out China’s borders. Ideally the border of China, North Korea and Russia. Koreans are one of China’s official 56 ethnic groups and they have their own autonomous region in Jilin Province

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About China

Travel Survival Guide for Chinese New Year

Travel Survival Guide for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the most important festival in China where the whole country goes on holiday or at least week and families are reunited. It is similar to western Christmas but MUCH bigger and more traditional. Travelling in China during the New Year festival is a great way of experiencing Chinese customs and traditions

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Feb 9, 2013 16:53

Destinations

The Apak Hoja Tomb in Kashgar

The Apak Hoja Tomb in Kashgar

The Apak Hoja Tomb and the Fragrant Concubine Almost 400 years ago, a Muslim ruler in Kashgar built a tomb for his family. Later one of his descendents, the Fragrant Concubine, became a famous concubine to the Chinese emperor and was interned in the tomb on her death. History Apak Hojia ws a revered Sufi

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Aug 4, 2013 4:51

Travel Stories

Fishing, Fast Trains and Marijuana

Fishing, Fast Trains and Marijuana

An excellent way to get out into the country and enjoy Autumn is to go fishing. The weather last Saturday was delightful so I went fishing with a local friend. My first time fishing in China. The Fishing Spot De Hui (德惠) is a small town around 80 kilometers north east of Changchun city. The

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Sep 10, 2014 9:52

Getting Around

Chinese – The World’s Worst Airplane Passengers

Chinese – The World’s Worst Airplane Passengers

Flying in China is an experience because of the sheer numbers of people who fly, because of all the massive shiny new airports sprouting like mushrooms as China modernizes at an incredible rate and because of the behaviour of Chinese Passengers. Passengers of all nationalities and cultures can be obnoxious with a plan ticket in

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Jul 28, 2013 15:37

Recent Articles

Fishing, Fast Trains and Marijuana

Fishing, Fast Trains and Marijuana

An excellent way to get out into the country and enjoy Autumn is to go fishing. The weather last Saturday was delightful so I went fishing with a local friend. My first time fishing in China. The Fishing Spot De Hui (德惠) is a small town around 80 kilometers north east of Changchun city. The

Visiting the Country In North East China

Visiting the Country In North East China

To really experience life in China, you need to travel to the country and spend a night or two there. Country people may lack the sophistication of city dwellers, be less aware of the outside world and a little rough around the edges BUT they are generally very friendly, hospitable, easy going and genuinely nice

Ski Season Starts at Beidahu – 3 Days of Top Skiing

Ski Season Starts at Beidahu – 3 Days of Top Skiing

Bei Da Hu 北大湖 is one of China’s best ski resorts and THE best (in my humble opinion) in the north east of China. So when the ski season officially kicked off a couple of weeks ago it was the place to be. For three days of glorious skiing!!! Back Ground on Bei Da Hu

Road Trip to China, Russia, Korea Border

Road Trip to China, Russia, Korea Border

What should you do after you’ve wined and dined in Shanghai, hiked the Leaping Tiger Gorge and gotten lost in the Forbidden City? Check out China’s borders. Ideally the border of China, North Korea and Russia. Koreans are one of China’s official 56 ethnic groups and they have their own autonomous region in Jilin Province

British Tourists Trapped In China For Up To 1 Year

British Tourists Trapped In China For Up To 1 Year

Just imagine you have flown in to one of China’s major cities for a couple of days shopping, some awesome food and to check out some sites. Unfortunately during the course of your shopping, things go wrong, you end up in jail and after you are bailed, you can’t leave China for up to a

10 Days Touring the Silk Road in China

10 Days Touring the Silk Road in China

A 10 Day Silk Road Tour in Xinjiang Every year the Xinjiang tourism bureau holds an international tourism festival where they invite busloads of foreign and local tourism professionals to come to Xinjiang as VIP guests These VIP guests are wined, dined and taken on a full expense paid five star tour of the  Silk

The Apak Hoja Tomb in Kashgar

The Apak Hoja Tomb in Kashgar

The Apak Hoja Tomb and the Fragrant Concubine Almost 400 years ago, a Muslim ruler in Kashgar built a tomb for his family. Later one of his descendents, the Fragrant Concubine, became a famous concubine to the Chinese emperor and was interned in the tomb on her death. History Apak Hojia ws a revered Sufi

Chinese – The World’s Worst Airplane Passengers

Chinese – The World’s Worst Airplane Passengers

Flying in China is an experience because of the sheer numbers of people who fly, because of all the massive shiny new airports sprouting like mushrooms as China modernizes at an incredible rate and because of the behaviour of Chinese Passengers. Passengers of all nationalities and cultures can be obnoxious with a plan ticket in

Taxkorgan’s Stone City – An Ancient Silk Road City

Taxkorgan’s Stone City – An Ancient Silk Road City

The Stone City of Taxkorgan in Xinjiang Province Taxkorgan’s Stone City is a 2000 year old fortress and city located on a junction of the Silk Road between China and the west. History The history of the Stone City stretches back 2000 years ago to the beginning of the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD). At that time

Kashgar’s Old Town

Kashgar’s Old Town

Old Town, the Ancient Heart of Kashgar The Old Town in Kashgar has been the heart of the city for over 2000 years, is a splendid example of an ancient Islamic city and is in the process of being destroyed for safety reasons. History The origin of Kashgar’s Old Town can be traced back to

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