Category Archives: China

Road Stories #47: Our hitchhiking trip through Yunnan province

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Tucked away in the south-western corner of China sits the spectacular province of Yunnan. One of the most culturally and ethnically diverse parts of the country, it became one of our favourite regions due to its stunning nature, interesting towns and as the place of some great experiences. Here are some of our highlights...
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Tiger Leaping Gorge, the best hike in China – photo essay and hiking information

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Chattering birds breaking the distant rumble of the river a thousand metres below your feet. The sunlight bathing the snowy tops of souring mountains. The hike along Tiger Leaping Gorge contains some of China's most sparkling views, every step is invigorating, every corner contains breathtaking vistas...
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All you need to know about Chinese visa extension and how to do it in Lijiang step by step

China is a huge land rich in culture and history. So, let's be honest, 30 days on your Chinese visa is clearly not going to be enough! Learn how to do your Chinese visa extension in Lijiang, Yunnan Province and save yourself valuable time and money. Includes step-by-step guide, maps, prices & more...
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How to make Jiaozi – traditional Chinese Dumplings in 3 different ways (+VIDEO)

The 20th video in our Cultural Relay Project teaching you how to make Jiaozi - traditional Chinese Dumplings. We join Luxi from Rice & Friends, a Chinese cooking school in Dali, as she walks us through how to make the ubiquitous and easy to make Chinese dish. Ingredients, preparation alternatives and more...
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Road Stories #45: Learning about Tibetan Buddhist culture in Litang

After a hellish hitchhike along the Tibetan Highway, we finally arrive in Litang and all is not what we had expected. We visit the beautiful Chode Gompa monastery and stumble upon an extremely interesting Buddhist ceremony and make friends with a man dressed like a bird of prey and visit a local school. Interested?
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Road Stories #44: Hitchhiking along the Tibetan Highway

We had heard much about China's most beautiful road, the Tibetan Highway and in lieu of being able to visit Tibet itself we decided to press through the driving rain in search of some of the fabled Tibetan culture hiding away in Chinese south-western hills. Beautiful yes. Slow going? Even more so. Read on and find out how it went down...
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