Short Overview of Shandong Province

Shandong, a province full of history, beautiful landscapes and myths. Here is where Confucius grew up and three centuries later in 219 BC China’s first emperor Qin Shi Huang climbed Shandong’s highest peak to proclaim a unified empire. There is much for you to see here while you travel in China. Come climb the mountains, […]

 

The Giant Rubber Duck comes to Beijing

Have you heard of the Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman? Or maybe you have heard about his giant rubber duck that lately floated in the harbor of Hong Kong. This famous duck is now coming to Beijing and will float in the Imperial Summer Palace. If you travel in Beijing you should not miss the opportunity […]

 

Taoism

“Nature is great beauty but silence, four seasons obey their own orders without debating, things are formed with its own rules saying nothing, and wise people will find it.” It’s a very philosophical sentence, isn’t it? Do you know where it’s from? Who said it? When it comes to religions in China most of people […]

 

2 Days Desert Tour in Inner Mongolia

Endless sand, a beautiful view and silence. Visiting the desert in China is definitely worth it! During my travel in China I’ve seen a lot of big cities, lots of people and did a lot of sightseeing. So I thought it is time to see a different China. Therefore I took a Flight from Beijing […]

 

Why China is called China

Do you know why China is called China? When I came to China I realized that when people travel to China or they’ve already lived in China for a longer time, the first thing they all learn is that China in Chinese is called “Zhongguo” which can be translated as Middle Kingdom. But if you […]

 

Explore Shandong on High-speed Rail

On July 15, 2013, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, Must-sees, Shandong, Tours, by Jack Li

Are you still anxious about how to spend the weekend? You should not miss the travel to Shandong on high-speed rail, relaxing comfortably on your seat and enjoying the magnificent scenery outside the window. With traveling up to 300 km per hour, the high-speed train passes through eight cities in Shandong, including Jinan, Tai’an, Qufu […]

 

The Art of Bargaining

On July 12, 2013, in China Travel Gossip, Cultural Experience, Shopping, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

  Since I first decided to travel to China, I was really excited to meet fellow students, teachers, get immerse into chinese culture and, why not? to learn the art of bargainig. But where to practice this “art”, literally in every market place you can think while touring in China. Silk market, pearl market and […]

 

Zheduo mountain and Tibetan prayer flags

Especially for those who don’t get the chance to travel to Tibet, the Zheduo Mountain (Zhéduō Shān, 折多山) is a perfect place to get some Tibetan impressions. But be prepared for a strong and freezing wind even during summer time.     The Zheduo Mountain lies behind Kanding. If you stay in Kanding when traveling […]

 

KTV, A Great experience

While travelling through China you should not miss to try out a cultural activity called “KTV” better known as “Karaoke”. It is fun to try and it makes you addicted! When my Chinese friends invited me to the KTV for the first time, I felt horrible. Karaoke is also known in my country but it […]

8 days trip to Qinghai, Gansu and Sichuan Province

If you are interested in the diverse culture of China its beautiful landscapes and small towns and you don’t mind to travel long hours in not too convenient public transportation, a China travel to several places in Qinghai, Gansu and Sichuan Province is definitely worth seeing. We started our 8 days trip in Xining(西宁), Qinghai […]

 
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