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Archive for March, 2018

Vegetarian Chinese Food Posted by on Mar 28, 2018

Chinese Vegetarian Dishes

While it’s true that China sure loves its meat, that doesn’t mean you can’t find some delicious vegetarian food there. If you’re not full on vegan and you’re willing to eat some eggs and things like goat cheese, you’ll find plenty of options in China. Check out some vegetarian Chinese food below. This short video…

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Chinese Bamboo Instruments Posted by on Mar 26, 2018

Chinese Bamboo Instruments

One of the most interesting aspects of any culture is music. China has a rich musical tradition with countless unique musical instruments. We’ve already covered two different types of stringed instruments – bowed and plucked – so go back and read those posts to learn more. In this post, we’ll check out some Chinese bamboo…

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How to Get a Vietnam Visa in Kunming Posted by on Mar 22, 2018

How to Get a Vietnam Visa in Kunming

If you’re backpacking around China and find your way to Kunming, chances are you’re looking to travel into Southeast Asia next. The Spring City is the perfect place to begin your SE Asia adventure, as it’s possible to get a visa for Vietnam here and catch a bus all the way to the border. Find…

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Yunnan Travel Guide Posted by on Mar 21, 2018

Yunnan Travel Guide

If you translate Yunnan (云南 – yún nán) directly, you get “South of the Clouds.” Once you visit this province in southwest China, you’ll quickly see where it gets the name. Full of epic mountains that touch the sky, Yunnan really does feel like you’re just south of the clouds. Our last post introduced the…

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All About Yunnan Posted by on Mar 19, 2018

All About Yunnan

One of the most fascinating places to explore in China is without a doubt Yunnan province (云南省 – yún nán shěng). With stunning landscapes, distinct culture, and delicious cuisine, you could easily dedicate an entire China trip just to the land “South of the Clouds.” I was fortunate enough to live and travel in Yunnan…

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A Dreamlike Landscape in Luoping Posted by on Mar 15, 2018

A Dreamlike Landscape in Luoping

An incredible place to visit while traveling in Yunnan province is Luoping. Here you can enjoy a stroll around the scenic Nine Dragons Waterfall and then see the blooming rapeseed flowers that cover the town in a sea of yellow. It truly is a dreamlike landscape in Luoping. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Luoping in…

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Luoping – A Sea of Golden Flowers Posted by on Mar 13, 2018

Luoping - A Sea of Golden Flowers

One of my favorite things about living in Kunming is that there are so many great day and weekend trips from the Spring City. Day trips include hiking in the Western Hills, exploring Grand View Park, and doing some temple hopping. With a weekend at your disposal, you can visit the beautiful Fuxian Lake or…

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