Do You Know How To Use Chopsticks?

On May 4, 2012, in China Travel Gossip, Restaurants & Food, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

In many countries in Southeast Asia chopsticks are the most common utensil to eat food. For this reason most Asian restaurants in western countries offer their guests both chopsticks and silverware. So if you’re planning your China Tours and you can’t handle chopsticks yet it is about time that you learn how to use them. […]

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Beijing Hot Pot

On May 3, 2012, in Beijing, Restaurants, Restaurants & Food, by Jack Li

When travelling to other countries one of the many highlights of every trip are usually the culinary delights of the region. People who travel to Beijing often want to try the famous Beijing Roast Duck and there is a huge choice of restaurants offering exactly that. The other thing you don’t want to miss is […]

Shanghai: On the Bus

On May 3, 2012, in Shanghai, Tours, Transportation, by Jack Li

Travel to Shanghai and you will realize it is not too dissimilar from London or New York in terms of its cosmopolitan charm (and the occasional need to carry an umbrella). The city presents a blend of East and West with its Asian food, modern brands and strong European influence in much of its architectural style. Just […]

Ready – ‘Steady’ – Go!

On May 2, 2012, in Beijing, Getting Around, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

With the rapidly increasing number of vehicles on Beijing’s roads controlling traffic has become a real challenge. Even building new roads and extending the subway system still can’t cope with the rapidly growing number of road-users. When you travel to Beijing you will certainly see a difference to many other big cities. The best way […]

Hotel or Hostel?

On April 26, 2012, in Accomodation, China Travel Gossip, Travel Info, by Jack Li

When you travel to Beijing on a budget and you don’t need the comfort of a hotel, especially younger travelers and people who travel alone might choose a hostel instead. Compared to hotel prices the shared rooms are quite cheap. Sizes vary between four and ten bed rooms, often separated by gender. For a little […]

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‘Sounds Peachy!’

On April 26, 2012, in Festivals, Nature Scenery, Tours, by Jack Li

If you are going to travel to Beijing around springtime, why not stop-off at Pinggu. Not to be fooled with the conventional botanical garden shows, the Pinggu Peach Flowers Festival is an annual springtime event which allows people to admire the blossoming local peach trees. This is an extremely popular event that spans a few […]

Some Advice on Vegetarian Meals

On April 19, 2012, in Cultural Experience, Restaurants & Food, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

In general, there is a lot of really delicious vegetarian food in China. There are tons of vegetables and fresh fruit and the spices turn regular food into culinary delights. But you still have to know how to find what you’re looking for and as a vegetarian you might find it tricky at the beginning […]

Beijing Supermarkets

On April 18, 2012, in Cultural Experience, Shopping, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

No matter if you are in need of daily consumer goods or you’re just interested to see how supermarkets in China are different from the ones you’re used to, you won’t have trouble finding them. If you travel to Beijing you’ll find many international chain supermarkets, like Carrefour, Wal-mart, Metro or Merry Mart, just like […]

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China – a Paradise for Nature Lovers

On April 13, 2012, in Festivals, Nature Scenery, Temples, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

Given the size of the country it’s only natural that China offers a wide variety of landscapes and climate zones (18 different ones in total), reaching from deserts in the northwest of the country to tropical climate zones in the southeastern parts. In general, from the western to the northeastern areas the seasons are quite […]

Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring… and The Palace

On April 12, 2012, in Historical Relics, Temples, Tours, Towers, Pagodas & Grottoes, by Jack Li

There are some highlights on your travel to Beijing which should not be missed. ‘Yiheyuan’ or The Summer Palace (The Palace) is no exception. In order to truly appreciate what The Palace has to offer, be prepared to allocate a large proportion of your day there. This becomes evident when considering that the grounds of […]

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