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Trash Collecting & China’s High Speed Bullet Trains

Trash Collecting & China’s High Speed Bullet Trains

Travel On High Speed Bullet Trains in China One of the many wonderful things about travelling in China are the amazing contrast and extremes you see here that don't happen anywere else. Last week I was in a hurry to get back to Changchun from Beijing and bought a standing only ticket on a high

Shanghai Travel – One hundred cities in one

Shanghai Travel – One hundred cities in one

Personally I don’t think much of Shanghai as a travel destination but I have to admit it is a city of extremes and definitely visiting at least once. This article from an Australian newspaper does an excellent job of describing the contrast between the new and the old Shanghai and very interesting to read. “It

Beijing Travel – 798 Art Zone

Beijing Travel – 798 Art Zone

What is the 798 Art Zone? 798 is a thriving and vibrant art and fashion district in Beijing set up in an abandoned military factory complex. 798 hosts galleries, shows and exhibitions from China’s leading artistic personalities and is China’s cutting edge art movement. 798 is the Chinese equivalent of Greenwich Village and SoHo and

Beijing – Courtyard Xiao Yuan Hostel

Beijing – Courtyard Xiao Yuan Hostel

The Courtyard Xiao Yuan Hostel is a lovely little hostel on one of Beijing’s hutongs just 20 to 30 minute walk from the north gate of the Forbidden City. Location & Getting There The hutong the hostel is located on is a genuine residential hutong that has not been commercialized or developed for tourism. The

Extreme Crowds at Badaling Great Wall of China

Extreme Crowds at Badaling Great Wall of China

Each section of the Great Wall is different, has a unique character and appeals to different types of tourist. Badaling is the most famous, popular and easy to visit section of the wall. It is also the most crowded, well maintained and over developed section of the wall. I have been hearing stories from fellow

Beijing – King’s Joy Hotel

Beijing – King’s Joy Hotel

The King’s Joy Hotel is one of the most affordable and well run hotels in the center of Beijing and is only a 10-15 minute walk from Qian Men and Tiananmen Square. Location & Getting There For easy access to Beijing’s many marvellous tourist attractions, to the subway and Beijing train station, King Joy’s Hotel

How to Hike the Great Wall of China

How to Hike the Great Wall of China

There is no better way to experience the natural beauty and history of China than hiking the Great Wall of China. Hiking the Great Wall solo can be a little confusing and intimidating so I have put together a how to guide for hiking the Great Wall based on my experiences on the wall. The

350 km/h Train Travel in China

350 km/h Train Travel in China

Travel by train in China is a great way to see the country, meet people, a very practical form of transportation AND getting better. In the last few years the Chinese government has been investing billions in transport infrastructure and high speed rail links have been popping up all over the country like mushrooms. I’ve

Beijing Travel – Fayuan Temple

Beijing Travel – Fayuan Temple

With over 1300 years of history, Fayuan Temple is one of Beijing’s oldest and most respected Buddhist temples. If you are a follower of Buddhism, the temple is one of Beijing’s must see attractions. If you are a tourist in Beijing exploring the cities incredible sites, the Fayuan Temple is one of the sites you

Beijing Travel – Beihai Park

Beijing Travel – Beihai Park

Beihai Park is an ancient imperial garden next to the Forbidden City in the heart of Beijing. With over a thousand years of history, Beihai Park is China’s oldest classical garden and one of the largest and best preserved. With ancient Buddhist temples, walled cities, exquisite classical gardens, a large lake and imperial palaces, Beihai

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