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Oh boy, Hong Kong—have you been? It’s been one of my favorite travel destinations ever since I packed my bags, moved to China to work as an ESL teacher, and began my trek across East Asia. I first fell in love with Hong Kong during my initial 4-day visit back in 2012, and since then I’ve returned nearly several more times on solo trips and with family and friends. Here’s my list of 15+ reasons why I love Hong Kong and why you need to visit ASAP.
I can't believe I've finally visited China's dopest mountain! And no, I'm not referring to Huangshan "Yellow Mountain" or even Zhangjiajie's "Avatar" Mountain—I've been to both of those too. I'm talking about China's Zhangye Danxia National Geopark, or most famously called, "Rainbow Mountains".
Have you seen DC Comic's Justice League movie yet? Well I have, and best of all, I saw it in China, my home of the past 6 years. Here's a look at what it's like to catch Justice League in China!
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain here we come! Now, this was the mountain my friend preferred to see. I had never heard of it, but after looking up some pictures, I became just as eager to pay it a visit.
Why Touring Yunnan's Lijiang Ancient Town & Tiger Leaping Gorge During China's Golden Week Was the Best Trip Ever
My tour of Yunnan during China's October National Holiday week, better known as Golden Week, was one of my best trips ever.
My EPIC Experience Watching My First Ever Space Rocket Launch—the Long March 5—at China's Wenchang Space Satellite Launch Center!
I caught my first ever rocket launch of the Long March 5 in Wenchang, China on July 2, 2017, and boy was it a hell of an experience.
Why Touring Hohhot, Inner Mongolia’s Xilamuren Grasslands & Xiangshawan Desert Turned Out to Be One of My Most EPIC Adventures in China!
Yes! I finally toured Inner Mongolia! That's right, it was the 2017 Labor Day holiday in China, and having already explored many of the country’s top places to visit over the course of 5.5 years, it was finally time to cross those last few travel destinations—Inner Mongolia, Tibet, Yangtze River Cruise, and Yunnan—off of my bucket list.
Momma I Made It: How I Ended Up Exploring FAST, China's Massive Five-Hundred Meter Aperture Spherical Telescope in Guizhou!
My trip to Guizhou's 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, also known as FAST, was nothing short of an epic adventure. As a huge fan of any and everything that mega space agency NASA does and has done for as long as I can remember, hearing about China's unexpectedly bold participation in the search for extra-terrestrial life throughout the cosmos naturally caught my attention.
Hands down, China is home to some of the best statues across the world. You’ll find everything from towering Buddhist sculptures to larger-than-life monuments of iconic presidents in Chinese history.
"Woop-Woop. That's the sound of the police!" A foreigner getting a traffic ticket in Shanghai, who'd a thought? Yep, it happened to me just twice since I moved to the big city at the start of 2016.
What It’s Like Turning 30 Years Old in China: My Epic Adventure From Shanghai to Guilin, My Favorite Travel Destination in the Country
Karsts hills, bamboo rafting, five-hour cruises, scenic bike routes, hiking trails, and the most beautiful natural scenery you can find across China. What an awesome way to celebrate my 30th birthday in Guilin, China!
Why Hiking China’s Most Famous Mountain – Huangshan “Yellow” Mountain – Was an Adventure Like No Other
I felt extremely accomplished after hiking China’s Huangshan “Yellow” Mountain; after all, it’s arguably China’s most famous mountain. Located in Anhui Province, Yellow Mountain is a scenic attraction brimming with stunning natural beauty and spectacular mountainside views, so much so that it’s even listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is classified as an AAAAA scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration. How awesome is that!?
So, There’s This Giant Statue of Chairman Mao Zedong’s Head in Changsha, China, and Yes, Here’s Why You Should Pay it a Visit!
So, there’s this big, giant, absolutely humungous head of Chairman Mao Zedong in China and yes, here’s why you should see it!
China’s Zhangjiajie National Forest: Yep, I Hiked the Mountains That Inspired the Floating Mountains of Pandora in Avatar & It Was Awesome!
You’ve seen Avatar, right? What am I talking about, of course you have! Remember those cool floating mountains of Pandora in the movie? Well, did you know that they were inspired from the mountainous landscape of China’s very own Zhangjiajie National Forest? That’s right, and I explored it!
Long queues, terrifying roads, lush green mountains, breathtaking scenery, and a giant hole. Know what these things all have in common? One absolutely fantastic trip to Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, China!
Why You Should Make a Huangpu River Cruise One of the First Activities to Do After Arriving in Shanghai!
Incredible! My first ride on a Shanghai Huangpu River cruise absolutely blew my breath away, so much so that I had to do it twice!
I Spent My 2016 China Spring Festival in Xiamen. It Was Overcrowded, Overbooked & Overcast, But Still One Hell of an Adventure!
Chinese New Year’s Chunyun, or Spring Festival, is renown as the world’s biggest annual human migration. It’s a time when hundreds of millions of people will not only travel far and wide across China to bring in the new year with loved ones, but will also set a record number trips on flights, trains, buses, taxis, you name it, to explore popular tourist spots in and around the country.
Harbin Ice and Snow World Festival. Check. Saint Sophia Cathedral. Check. Skiing in Harbin. Check. Freezing My A** Off On My Coldest Adventure in China Yet. Hell to the Yeah!
Ice, ice, crazy! Oh man, my trip to China’s infamous northern city of Harbin was undoubtedly the coldest adventure I had ever taken in my life. I’m talking FREEZING. Negatives. Apocalyptic cold. “Colder than a polar bear’s toenails”. Well, you get the meaning.
My First Time Attending a Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) Game—Shanghai Sharks Vs. Qingdao Eagles—Was Fun, But its Definitely Nowhere Close to the NBA
Oh boy! My first time attending a Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) game was such an awesome experience! Wait; did you even know that China has its own version of the NBA? Yep, it’s been alive and kicking since 1995. Where have you been!?
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