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72 Hours in Kunming (Part Three) Posted by on Jul 5, 2017

Kunming is one of several cities in China you can now visit visa-free for 72 hours. With three full days, you can get a nice feel for the Spring City. After exploring the Green Lake and Yuantong Temple on day one and walking around Grand View Park plus the Bird and Flower Market the next…

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72 Hours in Kunming (Part One) Posted by on Jun 19, 2017

Getting a visa for China can be costly, in both time and dollars spent. This certainly keeps China low on many people’s list of places to travel. Why spend all that time and money on getting a visa when plenty of countries will let you in for free? Thankfully there are now several Chinese cities…

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The Quiet Side of Dali Posted by on Feb 22, 2016

Dali Er Hai Lake

Although the town of Dali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in China, it’s still possible to escape the crowds here. Stay in a village along the beautiful Er Hai Lake for a more peaceful, relaxing trip.

Exploring Dali Posted by on Feb 15, 2016

Dali Yunnan

Dali (大理 – dà lǐ) is a city in southwest China’s Yunnan province. Mention this name to anyone in China and they will know exactly where you are talking about. It’s no surprise that it is one of China’s most popular tourist destinations with its tall mountains surrounding the city along with the beautiful Er…

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The Ancient Town of Lijiang Posted by on Jan 11, 2016

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lijiang in this short video. Stroll around the ancient town, visit the Black Dragon Pool, take in the views at Guangbi Tower, check out a Naxi orchestra performance, and  take a trip out to Shuhe, another ancient town.  

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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Streets, Beats and Eats – Kunming Posted by on Jun 25, 2015

Explore the “Streets, Beats & Eats” of China’s Spring City. Take in the local culture at Green Lake Park, munch on “over the bridge” rice noodles, stroll around a night market, and take in some of the city’s best nightlife and live music. “Welcome to Kunming, China’s Spring City. Our trip begins at the Green…

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