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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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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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20 Reasons to Visit Yunnan Posted by on Aug 26, 2015

There’s been a lot of talk about Yunnan province here on the blog lately, and for good reason – I recently finished up a year of living, working, and traveling there. I’ve been a lot of great places across China in my half a decade here, but none has captured my imagination and inspired me…

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One Year in Yunnan (Part One) Posted by on Jul 7, 2015

After over four years of living in Beijing, I decided to head south for cleaner air and better weather to live in Kunming, the provincial capital of Yunnan. I had a great job, nice apartment, and an amazing circle of friends, all of which were tough to leave behind. Before we even got to Kunming…

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My Year in Chinese Posted by on Dec 29, 2014

It’s been a great year, but it’s time to bid farewell to 2014 and say hello to 2015. At the end of the year, it’s always nice to reflect back and do some thinking. Here’s a little story about my year in Chinese to help you with your reading. Scroll down for pinyin and English versions…

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Better Know a… Province (Yunnan) Posted by on May 5, 2013

We’re making our way all around the massive country of China bit by bit here in this ongoing series. Last time, we visited Shaanxi province, the home of the legendary Terracotta Army in Xi’an. The next stop is a place that I will most likely call home come next year – Yunnan (云南 – yún…

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