The Ultimate Beijing Travel Guide

The Ultimate Beijing Travel Guide

If you're traveling to China chances are Beijing is on the itinerary.  Not only is Beijing the capital of China but it is the nations political, economical, and cultural center.  With bucket list sights like the Great Wall and the Forbidden City...

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A Mini Xi’An Travel Guide

A Mini Xi’An Travel Guide

I had the pleasure of exploring the city of Xi'An last summer so I wanted to write a mini Xi'An travel guide to help with your travel planning.  Most people who visit Xi'An only spend 2 or 3 days in the city, specifically coming to see the infamous...

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How to Prepare to Travel China

How to Prepare to Travel China

China travel can be a culture shock and a bit more difficult to maneuver, especially compared to its neighbors Vietnam and Laos in South East Asia. With a little planning and preparation you can travel through China with ease. How to prepare to...

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How to Book a Train Ticket in China

How to Book a Train Ticket in China

I wrote this post when I found out how to book a train ticket in China, the HARD way.  Not being able to speak the Chinese language and having to travel through China on hand motions alone can be very frustrating, especially if you were never that...

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A Guide to the Shanghai Muslim Market

A Guide to the Shanghai Muslim Market

a guide to the shanghai muslim marketIf you find yourself in Shanghai on a Friday morning do yourself a favor and go to the Muslim Market.  The Shanghai Muslim Market is a street lined with pop up food tents where you can get anything from freshly...

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27 Things I Learned Backpacking through China

27 Things I Learned Backpacking through China

Backpacking through China is something you can't truly prepare for.  You hear its crowded and its polluted but you never truly understand until you do it yourself.  I went in the summer which was the high season.  If I had three words to describe...

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How to Apply for a Chinese Visa with a U.S. Passport

How to Apply for a Chinese Visa with a U.S. Passport

I've applied for a number of travel visas in my day but the Chinese Visa has by far been the most difficult and time consuming.  Here are the steps necessary to acquire a Chinese Visa as you want to get it right the first time around.how  to apply...

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The Great Wall of China Without Crowds

The Great Wall of China Without Crowds

Hiking the Great Wall of China is probably on everyones bucket list.  I know it was on mine and I've been blessed enough to have done it twice! The first time I hiked the Great Wall of China, I went on a guided tour, the second time I opted out of...

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How to Visit the Terracotta Warriors Xi’An, China

How to Visit the Terracotta Warriors Xi’An, China

I'm usually one who always opts out of the guided tours and goes at it on my own. I like to figure it out, be able to write about the process so that I can share it with you, not be on a strict time schedule, and its always a bonus to save few...

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Top Sights for your First Trip to Beijing

Top Sights for your First Trip to Beijing

Beijing being the capitol of China has a lot to offer and there are plenty of things to see in Beijing.  Not only is Beijing close to the world wonder The Great Wall of China but its filled with ancient pagodas, history and delicious foods.  Here...

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