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72 Hours in Chengdu (Part Two) Posted by on Aug 21, 2017

72 Hours in Chengdu (Part Two)

Our short visit to Sichuan’s capital of Chengdu has been a good one so far. The first day gave a good glimpse into both the ancient and modern sides of the city, as we saw the countless skyscrapers going up around Tianfu Square and took in the local culture at the People’s Park. For the…

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Choosing a Chinese Name Posted by on Aug 16, 2017

Choosing a Chinese Name

If you’re planning on traveling extensively in China or living there, it’s a good idea to choose a Chinese name. English is not widely spoken in China, and people there often have a hard time pronouncing English names. There are a few routes you can go when choosing a Chinese name. We’ll take a look…

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Chengdu Day One Video Posted by on Aug 14, 2017

Chengdu Day One Video

There’s a lot you can do with your 72-hour visa-free visit to Chengdu! Our first day in one of China’s biggest cities includes a stroll around Tianfu Square, some mouth-numbing Sichuan food, a leisurely afternoon in People’s Park, and a evening on the Wide and Narrow Alleys. Check it out in our Chengdu Day One…

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72 Hours in Chengdu (Part One) Posted by on Aug 10, 2017

72 Hours in Chengdu (Part One)

While traveling in China can be an incredible experience, getting a visa is not. Thankfully, several Chinese cities now offer 72-hour visa-free visits. With three full days to explore, there’s plenty you can do. We’ve already taken a look at what you can do with a visa-free trip to Beijing and Kunming. Next up, we’re…

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A Guide to Buying Clothes in Chinese Posted by on Aug 8, 2017

Shopping for anything can be difficult in a foreign language. This is especially true when visiting giant clothing markets in China. Everyone is competing for your attention (and your RMB), you have to bargain hard, and you’d better do so in Chinese! Once you get your language skills up to a decent enough level, shopping…

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