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Dragon Boat Festival and Travel In China

Dragon Boat Festival and Travel In China

Dragon Boat Festival or Dan Wu Jie 端午节 Introduction The Dragon Boat festival is a traditional festival falling on the 5th day of the 5th month of China’s lunar calendar and has been celebrated in China for over 2000 years. It has only been recognized as a public holiday in mainland China since 2008. The

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

Chinese Vice Premier Criticizes Chinese Tourists

Chinese Vice Premier Criticizes Chinese Tourists

If you think Chinese tourists are often obnoxious, you are not alone. Recently Wang Yang who is one of China’s four vice premiers was scathing in his criticism of Chinese tourist and called them being uncivilized among other things. The article below gives full details Wang’s comments and on the less than savoury behaviour of

Chinese Tea

Chinese Tea

Travel Guide for Chinese Tea If you plan on travelling to China or just want to know a little more about Chinese culture and daily life, you should learn the basics of Chinese tea. An understanding of Chinese tea will help you make friends with the locals, enjoy one of China’s more refined and relaxing

The Chinese Zodiac Calendar – History, Dates and More

The Chinese Zodiac Calendar – History, Dates and More

In China there is a 12 year calendar that is known in the west as the Chinese Zodiac. This calendar attributes each of the 12 years to an animal so the Chinese Zodiac has 12 animals which are the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep (Goat), Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. The year

How to Apply for a Chinese Visa in Hong Kong China

How to Apply for a Chinese Visa in Hong Kong China

If you want to travel to China or if you are already in China and your visa is about to expire, you need a new Chinese visa. The easiest and cheapest way to get a Chinese visa is to travel to Hong Kong on the classic Hong Kong China Visa run. Why Hong Kong For

China’s Ethnic Minorities

China’s Ethnic Minorities

China is a large country with an incredible diversity in climate, terrain, weather and especially in people. China has 56 officially recognized ethnic groups and a large number of unofficial ethnic groups. Of these 56 groups, the largest group is the Han Chinese who makeup 91.51% of China’s population and the remaining 8.49% are China’s

Ten Unwritten Rules for Travel In China

Ten Unwritten Rules for Travel In China

Rules such as double checking your China visa, having travel insurance and having a practical budget you can stick to are all pretty obvious.  There are other less formal and obvious but no less important rules that can make a big difference to your travel in China. These rules are the unwritten rules of travel

East Vs West – A guide to Chinese Culture

East Vs West – A guide to Chinese Culture

In so many ways Chinese culture is very different from western culture and these differences can vary from being very obvious to so subtle you barely notice. These cultural differences are a part of the incredible appeal of travel in China and they can often leave you bewildered, confused and angry if you don’t understand

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

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