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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.
15+ Best Cultural Experiences & Activities in China to Show Off to Your Family & Friends When They Visit
So, you're living in China and have got some friends, family, or a boyfriend/girlfriend coming to visit. You know all the hot tourist hotspots, restaurants, bars, and clubs to hit, but what about actually showing off something, you know, cultural? After all, 'this is China'—a country brimming with more than 5,000 years of history and traditions. Here's my list of 15+ best cultural experiences and activities in China to show off to your family and friends when they come visit.
Chinese food is renowned all across the world for its distinctive selection of seasonings, tasty sauces, and savory dishes that not only incorporate influences of the country's longstanding history, culture, and traditions, but are also jam-packed with health benefiting nutritional content and form a variety of colors and aromas that produce an endless amount of taste and flavors.
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.
The best list of popular attractions and top things to do in Pudong, Shanghai right at your fingertips!
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.
A list of 10+ popular and resourceful WeChat Official Subscription Accounts that every expat in Shanghai, China should subscribe to.
Outside of chatting and scrolling through friends’ moments, WeChat’s Official Subscription Accounts are great tools for staying up-to-date with the latest current affairs, jobs, editorials, entertainment, events, and business information not just across China, but also around the world.
Teaching English abroad in China has been the adventure of a lifetime; after all, I’ve taught hundreds of young and passionate ESL learners, experienced new cultures, met people from all walks of life, and explored numerous regions around the world that I once only knew from television and movies. Yet, my journey overseas hasn’t always been paradise, for I too have often fell victim to the mind-numbing pain of feeling homesick, stressed, pessimistic, anxious, bored, disconnected, alone, jealous, and yes, angry at the world for having to slave another day at work while the bosses at the top live comfortably in their mansions and reap in the profits pouring in from the ESL industry. Aargh!
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!?
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!
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.
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