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[WATCH] Vlog: Seeing My First Ever Space Rocket Launch in China at Wenchang Space Satellite Launch Center!
I did it. I watched my first ever space rocket launch in China at the Wenchang Space Satellite Launch Center on Hainan Island. It was the Long March 5 launch that took place in July. Here's a recap of my EPIC experience.
Hohhot. Xilarumen Grasslands. Mongolian lamb. Yurts. Camel riding & Xiangshawan Desert. Yep, I did it all! I had the adventure of a lifetime exploring Hohhot, Inner Mongolia. I went as a solo traveler at the end of June and linked up with a local tour group to explore popular attractions. Check a video of my trip to Hohhot, Inner Mongolia up above!
I turned 30 years old in Guilin. I went on a Lijiang River cruise, went cycling along Yulong River, took a bamboo raft on Yulong River, hiked Moon Hill, and sae the Yangshuo Impressions Light Show. What a fantastic way to bring in the next chapter in my life!...READ MORE.
I visited Hainan Island to watch the Long March 5 rocket launch at Wenchang Space Satellite Launch Center on July 3rd, 2017! Here's a recap of the launch!
Read about my trip to see the Long March 5 launch at Wenchang Space Satellite Launch Center.
China’s 2017 Dragonboat Festival kicked off this past weekend. Dragonboat races and water sports activities were held all across the country, which meant that the crowds were out in full effect. I had the chance to make it out to Suzhou to catch my first ever Dragonboat Race. There were over 100 teams that included men, women, locals, and foreigners, and plenty of Dragonboats of different sizes.
Each Dragonboat consisted of a drummer, paddlers, and a sweep. In a race, paddlers are led by the rhythmic pulse of a drummer. They’ll call out chants, issue commands, and most importantly, make sure the paddlers are synchronized while the sweep steers the direction of the boat.
Once lined up, a flag was waved and the 500-meter race began. After seeing the Dragonboat races for the first time I could only think of one thing: I have to participate next Year!
Traveling to Hohhot, Inner Mongolia? Before you go, check out a 1 minute video of my EPIC adventure exploring Xilamuren Grasslands and Xiangshawan Desert! Follow me on Instagram at Donesladventure for more! Safe @ happy travels!
Mobike, Ofo, Youon, just some of the number of bike sharing brands that have popped up all across Shanghai. That's right, I live in Shanghai and in the last year had the chance to see thousands of bikes take over the city. How does bike sharing in Shanghai work? Well, each brand has an app. Download the app, put down a deposit, add credits, and use it to locate a bike. Once at the bike, scan its QR code to unlock it. Once unlocked, ride the bike anywhere around the city. When you're finished, park the bike on the sidewalk and lock it. You don't need to return them to a specific station. And just like that, you're finished!
Want to know what it's like to pay a visit to Fatburger in Shanghai? Check out my journey across Shanghai as I head from Pudong to Fatburger at Sinan Mansions in Puxi for some mouthwatering burgers!
Hey what’s up everybody, Don from Don’s ESL Adventure here bringing you yet another video of life in China. This video takes place in Shenzhen. I was walking along Dongmen Pedestrian Street on a sweltering, hot night out when I ran into this small amusement park that was crowded with locals. I was probably the only foreigner there come to think of it. But what was the most entertaining aspect of the park was this spinning dance ride that I had NEVER seen before. As you can see in the video, riders would hop onboard this open aired boxing ring. It would spin in a circle as riders tried to hang on for dear life. When it slowed down, many of the people took advantage of it by just dancing to the music that was playing and trying to keep balance. I’ll admit; it was interesting, strange, and looked really fun all at the same time. My only regret is that I didn’t give it a try!
One of my favorite travel highlights throughout my adventures in China was riding aboard Chongqing's Yangtze River Cableway. If you're in China and haven't been to Chongqing, make sure your next trip is to China's 2nd largest city!
Take a brief look at what it’s like to ride aboard a high-speed train in China. If you don’t know, China has the world’s largest high-speed railway network. As an expat living in the country for over 5 years, it has made my life and travels much more easier and convenient. I just have one important question: when is the US going to catch up?
Shanghai Tower is the 2nd tallest skyscraper in the world right after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. I had a chance to visit Shanghai Tower back in August of 2016 after learning that its observation deck had finally opened to the public. Check out a snippet of my adventures in the Shanghai Tower up above, or read about my trip here!
China's Rainbow Mountains, located at Zhangye Danxia Geological Park in Zhangye, Gansu Province, were spectacular! I had never seen ANY natural scenery like that ever in my life prior to the trip. A friend of mine had showed me a photo of rainbow mountains early on when I arrived in China back in 2012, and I finally had the chance to visit them just last year. Check out a snippet of my amazing adventure at Rainbow Mountains in China! Follow me on Instagram @ Donesladventure and on Youtube at Don's ESL Adventure!
In my continuous efforts to bring you the most of my experiences living and working in China, here's a short look at my apartment in Shanghai-Pudong. Follow me on Instagram at Donesladventure and on Youtube at Don's ESL Adventure!
I can't believe that I turned 30 in China! I had a ridiculously awesome time celebrating my 30th birthday in Guilin, my favorite travel destination in China, and I've got the video to prove it. Check it out! You can also read up on my epic adventure in Guilin, too.
Chinese Tai-Chi is definitely something you'll have to make time for to catch visiting or living in China. Take a look at a group of practitioners I caught practicing Tai-Chi on the Bund in Shanghai!
China vs. America. In the battle of physical fitness for middle-aged to elderly men, who do you think would win? If you like my video, please subscribe. Safe & happy travels!
Square Dancing is a popular tradition all across China. Middle-aged to elderly folks gather around and perform various exercise routines and dances to upbeat music. It sure looks healthy and fun! Check out a snippet at Chinese Square Dancing!
Life as an English Instructor (ESL Teacher) in China has been an amazing experience! You may never know where you'll end up in life, but keep a positive attitude, work hard, stray away from the BS, and you're bound to have a hell of a time. If you like my videos, please subscribe!
Check out a video of my ferryboat trip across Huangpu River in Shanghai on my Ebike. If you want to see more videos, please subscribe to my channel. Safe & happy travels!
A quick look at a few awesome things you may experience in modern day China. I'm sure many of you only know about China from what you've read in the textbooks, but there's far more to discover in this day and age. Like my video? Please subscribe for more!
Chongqing's Yangtze River Cableway is one of the most scenic cable rides you can get! I had a blast riding on the Yangtze River Cable Car in Chongqing, China. Have you been on it? If you like my video, please subscribe to my youtube channel! Safe and happy travels!
A stop at Sanya's Ye Tian Gu Zhai was included in our tour group itinerary during my 4-day travel adventures across the beautiful city. It was definitely interesting to witness Sanya's ethnic minorities in action. They played drums, did pottery, painted, shared stories, recited chants, put on shows, and much more. Here's a snippet of my journey!
Witnessing authentic Tai-Chi in action during my many adventures across China has been nothing short of an amazing experience. Here's a sample of what I've seen! If you like my video, please SUBSCRIBE to my youtube channel. Safe & Happy Travels!
Check out an awesome video of my 4 day adventure visiting Rainbow Mountains in Zhangye, China! I also had a chance to visit Lanzhou, China. For more videos of my travels, subscribe to my channel on Youtube: Don's ESL Adventure!
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