Guangzhou | China: National Day Parade & Celebration

During National Day in China, we were on the move, leaving Guilin on our way to Hong Kong via Guangzhou. As we lugged our increasingly weighty bags through the Guangzhou airport, we caught site...

Xi’An | China: Terra Cotta Warrior Army

Another noteworthy highlight of our trip to China was definitely our visit to Xi'An, in particular the Terra Cotta Warrior Army. We were surprised to learn that the historical relic dating back to 210...

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...

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...

Shanghai | China: Tallest Observatory In The World Atop Shanghai World Financial Center, Strikes...

Exploring the city of Shanghai right now may leave you a little frustrated, due to the massive construction effort being undertaken for Expo 2010. Poised to put Shanghai on the map, as the 2008...

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 :: Blue Mountain Youth Hostel Review

Blue Mountain had a great location, directly across the street from the Luban Road metro stop on line 4 in Shanghai. The importance of such close proximity to mass transit can only be known...

Shanghai | China :: Koala Garden Inn Hostel Review

Fresh off the ferry we were ready to unload our increasingly weighted bags and take a stroll around our home for the next week...so we hired a taxi from the ferry terminal to take...

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...

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