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The Spring Festival Rush Posted by on Jan 16, 2017

It’s that time of the year again. With just a few days to go before the beginning of China’s most important festival – the Spring Festival (春节 – chūn jié) – millions upon millions of people are getting ready to head home. This annual mass migration is known as the Spring Festival rush (春运 – chūn yùn), and…

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

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

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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Beijing to Kunming By Train Posted by on Jun 8, 2016

If you enjoy traveling by train, China is a country that should be high atop your list. While the US technically has a larger rail network than China, a majority of the lines are used for freight. When it comes to moving passengers around, China blows the US out of the water. China’s railways delivered nearly…

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Getting Around in Chinese Posted by on Mar 30, 2016

China is a massive country with equally massive cities. Trying to navigate your way around the Middle Kingdom and metropolises like Beijing and Shanghai can be quite intimidating – especially when you have to do it in Chinese! Anyone who has traveled to or lived in China can attest to the fact that English is…

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Jianshui Ancient Town (Video) Posted by on Jul 23, 2015

Cram on the train with everyone else to begin the Spring Festival rush and join us on a video tour of the ancient town of Jianshui in Yunnan province.

A Guide to Changbai Mountain (长白山) Posted by on Aug 25, 2014

One of the best places to visit in Northeast China (东北 – dōng běi) is the incredible Changbai Mountain (长白山 – cháng bái shān). The “Eternally White Mountain” sits on the border between China and North Korea, and it is a very sacred place to Koreans (they call it Mt. Baekdu). Since people from South…

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