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Badachu Video Tour Posted by on Jun 22, 2016

Scenic Badachu outside of Beijing.

Get out of the concrete jungle and take a day trip out to Badachu. The name means “Eight Great Sites” and refers to a collection of Buddhist temples and nunneries located in Beijing’s Western Hills.

Beijing Day Trips – Badachu Posted by on Jun 20, 2016

Beautiful carvings at one of the temples.

While there’s enough to see in the city to keep you busy for at least a week, Beijing also has quite a few excellent day trip opportunities. Of course, the most popular option is a visit to the Great Wall. There’s much more to see and do on the outskirts of the city, though –…

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All About Dumplings Posted by on Jun 16, 2016

Mmm... dumplings.

Over my 5+ years of living in China, I was often asked about what I missed from home. Aside from the obvious family and friends, food and drink always popped up in the discussion. When I first got to Beijing in 2008, I definitely found myself missing craft beer and certain comfort foods from home.…

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Beijing to Kunming (Part Two) Posted by on Jun 15, 2016

Changsha, Guiyang, and Kunming

For Part Two of our train journey across China, we hit a few more provincial capitals. Explore a scenic area and eat spicy food in Changsha, hang out in the parks and squares of Guiyang, and finally take a hike and rock out in Kunming.

Beijing to Kunming (Part One) Posted by on Jun 13, 2016

Beijing and Wuhan

Riding the train is the best way to travel China, especially if you want to do an epic trip like go from Beijing to Kunming. Rather than sit on the train for two days straight, hop off in a few provincial capitals along the way. In Part One of the video series, we explore Beijing…

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