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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.
A trip on Hong Kong's Big Bus Tour is one of the best things you can do when exploring the region. SERIOUSLY! Not only will you catch wind of all the major attractions riddled across Hong Kong such as Sky 100, Repulse Bay, Peak Tram, Victoria Harbour, and Ocean Park, but you'll also have the opportunity to lay eyes upon one of the most beautiful cityscapes you'll ever see in your life! Don;t believe me; well, check out my video!
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!
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!
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!
Destination: Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, USA. First, by Greyhound Bus: Los Angeles to Phoenix is 372 miles. That meant 7hrs of beautiful sights and immense anticipation. I'd meet with my friend later in the evening. Day 2: Phoenix to the Grand Canyon by rental car ($91). The 4hr. drive from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon was remarkably scenic. We'd arrive at the South Rim Entrance of Grand Canyon National Park and stop over at Mather Point. The rest, well, just check out the video!
My trip to Grand Canyon National Park was an epic adventure of a lifetime! It was the top destination that I wanted to explore during my Chinese New Year vacation, in which I traveled home from China for just a little over 2 weeks. I'm glad everything worked out and that I made the journey with one of my closest friends! Check out the video above!
[WATCH] I Love Walking Through Baldwin Hills Community in Los Angeles to Admire the Houses & Look For Inspiration
I've always loved taking a stroll through the View Park-Baldwin Hills-Ladera Heights community of Los Angeles whenever I've returned home from China. Seeing all the large and beautiful luxury homes is surely inspiring! If you like my video, please SUBSCRIBE on YOUTUBE for more! Safe & happy travels!
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!
Leshan Giant Buddha, Chongqing Cableway & The World's Largest Building: How Awesome is China!? (Video)
My trip to the Leshan Giant Buddha in Chengdu was one of my most memorable adventures in China to date. I also had a chance to explore the Yangtze Cableway in Chongqing, something that I suggests every expat in China take a ride on before leaving the country. Check out my video and subscribe to my youtube channel for more!
My trip on Shanghai's Huangpu River Cruise was nothing short of extroardinary. This video was taken in April of 2016 and on a day when Shanghai was definitely cold, but the views were as clear as ever. I consider a Huangpu River Cruise as one of Shanghai's top attractions. Enjoy!
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