Hong Kong | China: Mid Autumn Festival

One of the most important holidays on the Chinese Calendar, is a celebration dating back 3,000 years, when a gentleman named Chang'e was lifted up to the moon. We're guessing he was consequently worshiped....

Hong Kong | China: Hong Kong Currency Is Art!

If there were a contest for the coolest currency in the world, and perhaps the one you would most likely keep just to look at later, it would definitely be Hong Kong's. Isn't it...

Shanghai | China :: Funny Things We Like About CHINA (Or NOT)

All bits of culture have their little quirks...but the cultural quirks in China have quickly made lasting impressions, and leave us wondering, "Why do they do that?". For example, many Chinese men wrench their...

Hong Kong | China :: Out & About In Hong Kong

As with all places one visits, comes the question, "Could I live here?" Manali and I have asked ourselves this question over and over, but we finally and excitedly said "YES!" to Hong Kong....

Shanghai | China :: Two Days, Two Bunks, One Big Ferry. Find Out What...

Have you ever wondered what a two day ferry voyage across the East China Sea is like? Hopefully we can provide you a little glimpse of what may be in store for you, should...

Shanghai | China: Chinese Supermarkets To Unsettle Your Tummy

Chinese supermarkets have to be one of the most interesting places within the country, especially for westerners. At the same time, it can leave your stomach a little unsettled. Meat is sitting out in...

Shanghai | China: Obtaining Harmony And A Fake Rolex At Yu Gardens & Bazaar

Adjacent to "Old Shanghai" area we visited Yu Garden and the surrounding Bazaar. Admission to the gardens, which are quite expansive was 40 Yuan each. Definitely a tourist destination within Shanghai, but something to...

Shanghai | China :: Torrential Traffic In World’s Most Populated Country

Upon your first task of crossing a street in China, you quickly realize it is much different from home, wherever that may be...well aside from India maybe? I'm only speculating, but I would think most...

M & T’s Top 11 of 2011 | Guilin, China

Tales of picturesque mountains nurturing a winding and beautiful river led us to Guilin, China and nearby Yangshuo. We arrived into Guilin International Airport just as the sun set, leaving the 45 minute ride...

M & T’s Top 11 of 2011 | Things To Do In Beijing

1. The Great Wall: Certainly the most memorable experience of our trip to date. There are many options available ranging in time, money and convenience. We recommend the Jinshangling to Simatai leg, a...

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