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25 Shanghai Tips: What to Know Before You Visit Shanghai

Back in 2010, I lived in Shanghai for 3 months. Thanks to a recent business trip, I was able to see Shanghai anew, all fresh and shining. As I had already spent a good amount of time in Shanghai, it all seemed pretty normal to me. But since I was visiting the city with colleagues …

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Spending Chinese New Year with a Chinese Family

The lunar New Year and the extended holiday, called the Spring Festival, is the most important holiday in China and many other countries in Asia. A few years ago, I had the chance to spend it with a family of one of my dear Chinese friends, in a little town of Pingnan, in China’s Guangxi …

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Spending Christmas & NYE far from home – in China!

Featured photo credit: T.Dallas / Shutterstock.com During my travels, I’ve always been able to make it back home for Christmas. To me, nothing beats the family moments at this time of the year. There was just one exception to the rule: a few years back, I spent a Christmas and the New Year’s in China. Don’t …

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6 Trip Ideas Around Yangshuo

China’s Yangshuo is a mesmerizing place to be, albeit a little small and way too popular with tourists. The beautiful hills that surround the city resemble landscapes of the Avatar movie. There’s a lot to see around Yangshuo, let’s have a look at the list of six best attractions! If you’re primarily interested in the …

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Spicy Food Not Your Thing? – How to Survive in Sichuan

China’s Sichuan (Szechuan) province is a great place to travel. Some go for the delicious some spicy food, some for the pandas, some for the landscapes; the list is endless. However, as spicy food is so common over there, what should those who hate spicy stuff do? We’ve got you covered, read on! Really spicy …

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Taxi Drivers in Asia: Avoid Being Cheated

Taxi drivers are tricky. You never know who you’ll bump into, because in most cases you’ll need to get a cab from the street, rather than calling a number. While living in China and travelling in Asia, I developed a technique that gave me around 70% success rate when driving a cab, even in the …

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