Things to see and do while backpacking in China.
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This region is consisted of Pelješac peninsula and a narrow stretch of territory between the Adriatic sea and the neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as many of the before mentioned islands. Pelješac is especially rewarding when traveled by car, as You will often find yourselves in need to stop and just absorb the sights and take pictures. It is also renowned for it’s world famous vineyards. City of Ston is located right where the peninsula connects to the mainland and holds the worlds second longest defensive wall structure, surpassed only by the Great Wall of China. City’s history dates back to ancient times when it was a valuable source of salt. The salt panes that Romans cultivated remain active to this day, which makes them oldest running in the world, and the salt they produce can be bought on site.Miro Kržanić
#10 : The markets
I hope you enjoyed my first article about France, I have many more for you. Next time maybe I can take you around Europe, the United States, China and New Zealand!PrincesseofChina
Tasting various cuisines
If you are curious what Hong Kong food like, they are mainly snacks like egg tart, pineapple bun, condensed milk with butter on toast, Hong Kong style milk tea which is more bitter and more strong compared to normal English milk tea, and etc. If you like some proper meals, there are various Asian cuisines like Japanese, Korean, Thai, Taiwanese, Indian, Vietnamese, or regional food from China like Cantonese. If you prefer western food, there are options like Italian, French, American, Mexican and etc.Angela Lee
The Great Wall
After the rain on The Great wall of ChinaElina Rukavitsyna
Finding a bargain at the Chinese Night Markets
The night markets usually begin at about 6pm and are located in the heart of Chinatown. During this time, streets are close to traffic and become a hive of activity. You will find market stalls and restaurants everywhere you turn. Be prepared to haggle, I found that in most cases I would pay approximately a third of the original asking price. Make sure you know what you are willing to spend, and don’t try to haggle unless you intend to buy (it’s just rude!).Rachael Louise
Visiting Beijing: no hustle only fun
When I say Beijing is easy, I mean it is easy compared to other places in China. It is easy because you don’t need to speak Chinese to get around, nor do you need to take taxis which are going to charge you more because you look or sound foreign. I also find that Beijing’s inhabitants don’t really stare at me that much (as a blond I am quite the victim of Chinese stares), nor do people grab me or ask for pictures every ten seconds (that is more of a country side/tourist group type phenomena to be honest). So, all of this tends to make Beijing just a very fun even relaxing and yes, I am going to say it again, an easy place to go to.Martmotte
CHECK THEIR CALENDAR
Unfortunately, we kind of picked the wrong time to visit Hong kong. Not until a day before arrival that we knew 1st oct to 7th oct is the Golden Week or China National Day! Places of interests are unbelievably crowded with citizen from the mainland having their holiday trips here in Hong kong. So next time, better check for their public holidays if you plan to visit. Unless you dont mind squeezing in into their tuna train ?Anna
Top 5 Hong Kong Sights
Hong Kong may be a small area, but it sure does pack a lot into the space it has! While most people think of the Harbour skyline and the densely packed skyscrapers – which is not an incorrect image! – Hong Kong has so much more to offer than that. Although officially part of China, it governs itself as an SAR, and is very different to the mainland, though you’ll still find similarities. It’s also a very international, Western influenced country, more so than many other places in Asia.It is a city of east meets west, old meets new, and urban meets rural. You could be sipping cocktails in a luxurious rooftop bar in Central one evening, and hiking across hills to remote beaches the next morning. As a former expat who lived in the city for almost 2 years, I’ve seen so many different corners of Hong Kong, so narrowing down the best sightseeing was no easy task. However, here is a guide for people visiting the city for the first time, with limited time available – these are the top 5 sightseeing opportunities to check out.Charlotte
Health Care in China
Based on history, Guilin Park once belongs to a Chinese gangster, Huang Jingrong in the 1930s. It opened to the public in the year 1958. So you can see many historical buildings and architectures that tells the history of that time within the park. Health Care in China The park is a nice place to take your morning walk and just give you a positive vibe to start your day. Since I stayed at Yitel Hotel which was right next to the park, I mostly spent my morning taking a walk at the park to just soak in the environment of that place which mostly consists of old people exercising and playing instruments. I think the reason why many Chinese have much energy is that they take care of their physical health very crucially. I can see the difference if I made a comparison between my father and our neighbor. Although they share the same age, they do not have the same amount of stamina.Farah Fazrina
Hangzhou after the G20
My good friend and neighbor Nicholas (who is a local) gave me my first introduction to the city, and from arranging an affordable hotel (about 25 USD a night) that was utterly charming and close to the famous West Lake area, we also feasted in a restaurant around the lake and while we over ordered (we tend to do that), we were surprised to receive a bill that barely reached the total amount of 30 USD – Shanghai with its high prices made us realize that the prices in Hangzhou are what one usually expect when visiting China.cristina-juarez
1. The Bund
The Bund is a famous waterfront area. It’s probably the most famous view and the most famous tourist destination in Shanghai. The Bund usually refers to the buildings and wharves on this section of the Zhongshan Road, as well as some adjacent areas. When you walk on the Bund you can see in front of you the modern skyscrapers of the Pudong district. The view is really amazing and even mor amazing by night with alla the skycrapers lighted. For the chinese new year eve, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower is especially lighted only in red, a lucky color in China.Odrey
Have you ever heard of Dali? No, I’m not referring to the surrealist artist of the early 20th century. Dali, the small ancient town nestled in China’s Yunnan Province is a departure from the bigger cities in the People’s Republic that will make you feel like you stepped back in time, to a slower paced China. It also happens to be the place many young Chinese artists and bohemians alike are calling home these days.Lau
What to do when you are in Taipei, China
Recently, Taipei, a city based in China’s province, Taiwan, has been seeing an increasing number of foreign tourists and that too, each and every year. Keep in note that even though Taipei is not an extremely budget destination in China, it is still a whole lot of cheaper than its neighbour country, Japan.priyam-lahon
Life in Chongqing, China
Cultural Exchange and Travel in Chongqing, China Recently, I took part in a cultural exchange in Chongqing. I was able to live there for six months whilst working in a local kindergarten and learning the language. I experienced life in a host family, as well as life on my own, and would like to take a few moments to share some of what I learned about the culture, people and the area itself, as well as a few travel tips. I hope that this article helps anyone planning or considering a trip to this unique city.adrianna-veilose-rian-martinez
7 Essential Things to Do in Guilin, China
“Go to Beijing for the history, to Shanghai for the technology, and to Guilin for the beautiful scenery” is the advice that many Chinese people will give to people who want to visit China.Laura Zbinden
How and Why You Should Move to China
Most of us daydream of it, you know getting up from our desk and quitting our day jobs, hopping on a flight and going somewhere different? And then there are the small group of people that actually do it! We have all seen the pictures on Instagram, heard the stories of a friend of a friend who now travels the world, people who left it all and are now half way around the world. Well, I am here to tell you that you sir/madam can also do it! Yes, Do it! As I was finishing my last semester in my master’s program, I looked at my work offers and they were few and disappointing. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to sit at a desk doing meaningless work or be outside doing field work for little to no money. So I decided to take a leap of faith (more like a jump into the abyss of faith) and looked for jobs in China. That’s right China, that massive piece of land that gave us Kung Fu and sweet and sour chicken. So far it has been 6 months and I absolutely love it, moving to China has been a great decision. But enough about me, let’s talk about WHY you should move to China and HOW you can make that happen.Pamela Millan
My 3N4D trip in China!
My 3N4D trip in China!Wanderlust Heather
When Joe (my husband) and I decided that we would embark on a year long travel experience the day after our wedding we were really excited to tell our friends and family the news. 98% of reactions were a mix of excitement, joy, sadness and jealously…2% was a slightly negative reaction with questions and comments like ´aren’t those countries really unsafe´, ´make sure you don’t take any valuables with you´. We didn’t let the comments bother us as we knew most were being made out of genuine love and worry for us. I also appreciated that these comments came from people who hadn’t done any travelling. The truth is, in the four months we spent in India, China and South East Asia I never once felt unsafe.Hannah Sinnott
Must-tries of the street food culture
Having previously travelled to China with family, it couldn’t be compared with the trip A. has prepared for me. During my one week stay, I discover that side by side with a local, Hong Kong cuisine has many unexpected jewels tucked away in street food stands and shopping centre food courts. I fall in love with intensely flavoured satay skewers, nibbled hot and spicy at busy street corners, cooled down with creamy sweet coconut milk drinks, and with fluffy Hong Kong waffles (hot and sandwiched together with peanut butter and condensed milk, drippy, shameless and delicious). A. and L. are eager to take me to the best spots all over the city, and, above bazaar trips and island hikes, food is always a top priority in our day plans. My weak resolve to maintain a low-carb diet crumbles quickly during the first dinner out, and if you plan on visiting here, you should abandon restraint too.Simina Popescu
A perfect day in Hangzhou: the city of living poetry
Once the capital of the Southern Song Dynasty and now the capital of the most thriving economic region of China, Hangzhou definitely merits a visit. Located only 100km from Shanghai, Hangzhou is easily accessible by the high-speed train and now has its own international airport and a growing network of metro lines. Whether you enjoy shopping in the bustling city centre, savouring the taste of delicious local food and West lake green tea at the tea fields or quiet walks in the hidden lagoons behind the famous West Lake, this city has something for everyone. I lived in this city for two years as an international student at a prestigious local university, Zhejiang University. There are so many things to do and see in the city and I loved living there; but if you only have one day, this is what I would recommend you do:christianna-lukacs-polydorou
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