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Day Two in Harbin (Video) Posted by on Feb 2, 2017

Our 48-hour adventure in China’s winter wonderland of Harbin continues. After checking out the Snow Expo on Day One, it’s time to hit the main event of the annual Ice and Snow Festival. Day Two includes a visit to the Siberian Tiger Park, the Ice and Snow World, and a stroll along the city’s Central…

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48 Hours in Harbin (Part Two) Posted by on Jan 30, 2017

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in 60 Seconds

Hopefully you got some good rest in a nice warm bed after that big first day in Harbin. After playing on the frozen river, checking out the Snow Expo, and enjoying the smaller ice festival at Zhaolin Park, it’s time to go big on the second day. Speaking of big, the day starts out with…

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Day One in Harbin (Video) Posted by on Jan 24, 2017

Explore China’s “Ice City” in our new mini-series about “48 Hours in Harbin.” This video goes along with the written post detailing your itinerary for day one. Hang out on the frozen Songhua River at the “Ice and Snow Happy Valley,” take a stroll in Stalin Park, admire the sculptures at the Snow Expo, and…

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48 Hours in Harbin (Part One) Posted by on Jan 23, 2017

Located in the Northeast region of China known as Dongbei (东北 – dōng běi), the city of Harbin (哈尔滨 – hā ěr bīn) is one of the top places to visit in winter. Known as China’s “Ice City” (冰城 – bīng chéng), the capital of Heilongjiang province is a winter wonderland if there ever was…

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Top 10 China Experiences Posted by on Sep 17, 2015

In the 5+ years that I lived and worked in China, I was fortunate enough to have more incredible experiences than I can even count. Perhaps the fact that the 2008 Olympics kicked off on my first day in the country was a sign of epic things to come, as the years that followed were…

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A Video Tour of Northeast China Posted by on Mar 29, 2014

Head out from Beijing and take a tour of NE China (plus a quick stop in Hebei province) to see some of the most famous places in this region. Explore the Summer Mountain Resort of Chengde, hit seaside Dalian, climb stunning Chang Bai Mountain, and end with the Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin. 承德…

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Harbin Ice and Snow Festival Posted by on Feb 17, 2013

In the nearly four years that I’ve been living in China, there’s only one place that I’ve visited on three separate occasions – Harbin (哈尔滨 – hā ěr bīn), the capital city of northeast China’s Heilongjiang province (黑龙江省 – hēi lóng jiāng shěng). Originally financed by the Russian Empire at the end of the 19th…

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