Climbing The Great Wall: Simatai

I’m an adventurer at heart. I think it’s the Gemini in me that craves new and exhilarating adventures in far off lands but more than that, I think it’s the Gemini in me that constantly loves a feisty challenge. Not a challenge where I compete against another person but a challenge where I compete against […]

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Top 15 Chinese cities you should visit

The traditions and culture of China overflow in a merry mix of past to present that spread out over the great size of this beautiful country. Forming the fourth largest country in the world, many visitors tend to stick to the larger and more popular cities that are often more commercialized. However every city in […]

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Snow at The Forbidden City: A Photo Diary

When snow blankets Beijing, it’ easy to make a cup of coffee and stay indoors. I’ll tell you a secret though, it’s one of the best times to be out. Not only is the city covered in fluffy whiteness but it’s also a rare opportunity to visit some of the beautiful Chinese palaces and see […]

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Essential Tips to help you maneuver the Chinese subway at rush hour

If you really want to see if you can survive China, then your first test should be traversing the subway through peak hour traffic. With around 10 million people traversing the subway every day, it’s certainly not for faint-hearted. The sea of people stream along and subway officials eagerly push people into each carriage like […]

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Cantonese Morning Tea

Cantonese morning tea, or zao cha (zao meaning morning and cha meaning tea) is a beautiful tradition in the Southern lying areas of China, forming an essential part of local daily life. Whether it be drinking a cup of refreshing oolong tea with family or sitting down together with friends, the culture of drinking tea […]

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