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Zharu Valley Trekking Video Posted by on Oct 25, 2017

Zharu Valley Trekking Video

If you enjoy hiking, camping, and escaping the crowds, trekking in the Zharu Valley of Sichuan is your kind of adventure. Spend a few days following the Tibetan prayer flags and your local guide to the top of a sacred mountain. At over 4,000 meters above sea level, the views are worth the strenuous hike…

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Trekking in the Zharu Valley Posted by on Oct 23, 2017

The stunning landscapes of Jiuzhaigou (九寨沟 – jiǔ zhài gōu) in northern Sichuan province make it one of the best places to visit in China. Unfortunately, thousands of other people have the same idea. If you’re looking to get off the beaten path and explore some of this beautiful corner of China without hordes of matching…

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Tiger Leaping Gorge Posted by on Oct 12, 2015

Tiger Leaping Gorge

For lovers of the great outdoors and adventure travel, one place that should be high atop your China bucket list is the Tiger Leaping Gorge (虎跳峡 – hǔ tiào xiá) in Yunnan province. This epic 2-day hike takes you up in the mountains, where you’ll truly feel like you’re hiking in the clouds as you…

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3 Years of Blogging Posted by on Jul 14, 2013

It’s been a while since I studied Latin way back in high school, but the phrase “tempus fugit” (time flies) is one I’ll never forget. That’s mostly thanks to the fact that time has just flown by since I made a crazy decision to move to Beijing, China after finishing college. It’s gone by even…

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Which Great Wall is the Greatest? Posted by on Jun 19, 2013

Seeing as how this month has already featured a few posts on the most famous Wall in the world (sorry, Berlin Wall) – the Great Wall Music Festival, how to sleep on the Great Wall, and a video highlight of said overnight camping trip – I figured we’d just keep on going. As I have…

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Camping on the Great Wall (Video) Posted by on Jun 13, 2013

The Great Wall of China is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, and rightfully so. While there are many options available for visiting the Great Wall, nothing compares to an overnight camp out in one of the Wall’s many watchtowers. Watch the sunset and sunrise over the hills in the distance, and…

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Great Wall Campout Posted by on Jun 5, 2013

Visitors to China almost always swing through the capital. Beijing is not only a city with thousands of years of history, but it’s also the political and cultural center of China. On the top of most travel itineraries in the “Northern Capital” is a visit to the Great Wall (长城 – cháng chéng). Although you…

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