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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,┬áChina 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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10 Tips for First Time China Visitors Posted by on Mar 23, 2015

After living in China for five years, I’ve had plenty of experience giving advice to people traveling here for the first time. Thanks to my involvement in the Couchsurfing community, I’ve had tons of guests over the years who have picked my brain about visiting┬áthe Middle Kingdom. There are also at least a few times…

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A Long Journey Home Posted by on Feb 16, 2015

The Spring Festival is fast approaching, and millions of Chinese people are heading home to ring in the New Year with their loved ones. For many, it’s a long and tiring journey home. Trains are packed to the brim, airports are bustling, and roads are full of cars, trucks, and buses all across the country…

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Santa in China Posted by on Dec 25, 2014

See what happens when Santa’s sleigh crash lands in China and he tries to make his way back to the North Pole. From eating pig feet, to having street-side massages, to getting drunk in random bars, Santa spreads holiday cheer all across the Middle Kingdom.

Travel Around China Posted by on Sep 27, 2013

A few days ago, we went on a video tour around China in five minutes here at the Transparent Chinese blog. Well, today you have the opportunity to cruise around this massive and fascinating country at your own pace. Throughout the years, we’ve posted tons of articles about great places to travel and ways to…

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