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Archive for November, 2017

Eating in China Posted by on Nov 30, 2017

Eating in China is one big adventure. In this massive country with so many regional cuisines, there’s always something new to try. It’s said that people in China eat everything with four legs except the table and everything that flies except airplanes. From chicken feet to rabbit’s heads, no parts of the animal go wasted…

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72 Hours in Guilin (Part Three) Posted by on Nov 28, 2017

72 Hours in Guilin (Part Three)

It’s been an action packed couple of days in Guilin and Yangshuo, full of local parks, delicious food, cycling, rock climbing, and more. On the third and final day, it’s time to sit back and relax a bit, as you take in the legendary scenery from the comfort of a bamboo raft. Let’s see what…

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Chinese Restaurant Cheat Sheet Posted by on Nov 27, 2017

Chinese Restaurant Cheat Sheet

One of the most overwhelming experiences for newcomers to China is walking into a local restaurant and seeing a menu full of nothing but Chinese characters. I remember being terrified in my first few weeks in China every time I walked into such a place. How was I going to order? What if I ended…

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Guilin Day Two Video Posted by on Nov 22, 2017

Guilin Day Two Video

With just 72 hours in Guilin, you’ll want to get out of the city after the first day. Just a 2-hour bus ride away is the incredibly scenic town of Yangshuo. After you get checked in to your hostel, grab a bike and head out to explore the beautiful karst mountain scenery, stopping to enjoy…

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72 Hours in Guilin (Part Two) Posted by on Nov 20, 2017

72 Hours in Guilin (Part Two)

There is a saying in Chinese that goes: “Guilin’s scenery is the finest under Heaven” (桂林山水甲天下 – guì lín shān shuǐ jiǎ tiān xià), and for good reason. The beauty of Guilin has been inspiration for artists, poets, and musicians alike for thousands of years. While the city of Guilin is certainly worthy of a…

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Guilin Day One Video Posted by on Nov 16, 2017

Guilin Day One Video

With 72 hours visa-free in Guilin, there’s lots to see and do. On the first day, you can explore the beautiful 7 Star Park, eat the famous rice noodles, see the Sun and Moon Pagodas, and hit a bustling night market. Check it out in part one of our new video series on “72 Hours…

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72 Hours in Guilin (Part One) Posted by on Nov 14, 2017

More and more Chinese cities are welcoming tourists for short visa-free visits. In addition to Beijing, Kunming, and Chengdu, the beautiful city of Guilin (桂林 – guì lín) also allows you to visit for three days without the hassle and expense of getting a visa. Famed for its karst mountain peaks along the Li River…

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