Category: China

Tiger Leaping Gorge – Yunnan, China
[ 1 ] February 2, 2013 |

Tiger Leaping Gorge – Yunnan, China

Just reading the name “Tiger Leaping Gorge” makes you feel like you are in China. Commonly named as one of the top 10 things to see in China, this is a very special piece of natural wonder that we were not about to miss. A stones throw away from both Burma (Myanmar) and Tibet, the […]

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Shanghai, China
[ 1 ] October 31, 2012 |

Shanghai, China

With a population of over 23 million people, Shanghai, China is the most populous and most developed city in China. Arriving without expectations, Shanghai quickly became one of my new favorite large cities of the world. The Huangpu River divides the city into two major districts, Puxi, west of the river and Pudong, east of […]

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Shangri-La (Zhongdian), Yunnan, China
[ 0 ] September 22, 2012 |

Shangri-La (Zhongdian), Yunnan, China

In the very northwestern tip of the Yunnan province, bordering Tibet is Shangri-La or Zhongdian, Yunnan, China. This area is primarily a Tibetan county. With very strict regulations and rules to enter Tibet, this was as close as we were getting. Shangri-La is located at an altitude of 3,200 meters and the climate is much […]

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Lijiang, Yunnan, China
[ 0 ] September 22, 2012 |

Lijiang, Yunnan, China

Sometimes a place deserves a second chance to win you over, certainly a country as large as China deserves a segmented review. Overall my first impressions were pretty hasty and harsh, but with a second look I realized China offers much more than meets the eye. From a tourist perspective, China doesn’t need you. This […]

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Sleeper Bus to China
[ 1 ] September 22, 2012 |

Sleeper Bus to China

Our first of several “Chinese Sleeper Bus” experiences broke us of any trepidation we had about managing travel in China. During the 27-hour bus ride from Laos to Kunming, China, the language changed, the government changed, the people changed. It was on. A sleeper bus isn’t something I’d recommend for persnickety travelers. There is a […]

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