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Discover Beijing’s Exciting Contemporary Art Scene

Discover Beijing’s Exciting Contemporary Art Scene

Discovering Beijing’s Most Exciting Contemporary Art Galleries.

There are few cities worldwide that could claim the same vibrant growth that Beijing’s contemporary art scene has experienced in recent years. Beyond boasting an extraordinary selection of art institutions and landmarks, the Chinese capital is peppered with high-quality spaces dedicated to the display of modern art, making the prospect of a Beijing art gallery tour an essential to-do for those visiting the city.

May 31, 2017 | By More
City Hopping in Eastern China – Two Weeks, One Amazing Trip!

City Hopping in Eastern China – Two Weeks, One Amazing Trip!

China Trip Report – What we learned, what we wish we had known, and why we’d go again. Three Cities, Two Weeks, and One Amazing Trip!

After accepting an invitation from friends, my wife and I finally packed our bags this past October and travelled to China. We decided to visit three cities requiring multiple plane rides and a four hour journey by bullet train, that would have us seeing the Cliff-Notes version of China’s east coast. We’d start south in Guangzhou visiting our friends, then fly to Shanghai, and end our journey by taking the train north to Beijing. We saw a little bit of everything, collecting photos and memories all along the way to last a lifetime.

January 13, 2017 | By More
Foodie Guide to Must-Try Street Food Experiences in Beijing

Foodie Guide to Must-Try Street Food Experiences in Beijing

Must try Street Food in Beijing – Unique Experience for a Food Lover

Beijing, the capital of China, is a paradise for street food lovers. You will simply be spoiled for choices when it comes to trying out different kinds of street foods in this place. If you feel apprehensive about the small shops and the vendors selling these food items, just taste the food and all your disappointment will vanish in thin air. The eateries around school and university areas are particularly good as they offer great street food at amazing rates.

November 11, 2016 | By More
48 Hours in Shanghai – Best Sites To Have The Most Fun

48 Hours in Shanghai – Best Sites To Have The Most Fun

Shanghai sites to have the most fun during your 48 hour visit.

Shanghai is a city that expertly mixes ancient culture with today’s extreme technology. You can visit historic areas that blend European styled architecture with Asian influences or get in touch with your Zen at temples that are over 1,000 years old. Since there are so many things to do, let’s narrow down your choices by checking out our best-of list below.

February 23, 2015 | By More
Where To Find The World’s Best Parties

Where To Find The World’s Best Parties

The vast majority of travel guides that crowd dusty shelves in books stores and personal libraries tell you where to find the best hotels, countless museums and endless architecturally significant churches, but they’re missing one of the most important reasons we travel – to discover where locals go to party!

Where To Party Around The World. The Matador Network, a community of young travel bloggers who tell it like it is, has just published the “ultimate guide to partying around the world”, with 101 Places To Get F*cked Up Before You Die.

January 14, 2014 | By More
A Traveler’s Guide To Shopping In Hong Kong

A Traveler’s Guide To Shopping In Hong Kong

Whilst on a journey through Hong Kong, I encountered some of the most exquisite and beautiful places. You can’t quite imagine it without seeing it for yourself, but I’ll do my best to tempt you with my portrayal of this striking city.

My adventure began at the Temple Street Night Market, not far from the ancient temple of Tin Hau. The Night Market is alive with locals of an evening, selling all sorts of wares. There are cute little tea sets, watches, and charming antiques made out of Jade and other precious materials. For me personally the finest of these wares was the traditional food sold at some of the market stalls, such as the Five-layer Roast Pork and the Roast Pigeon.

June 27, 2013 | By More
Romance, Hong Kong Style

Romance, Hong Kong Style

Most people don’t think of Hong Kong as an especially romantic destination. Many travelers are more likely to book flights to Hong Kong for business, where they will spend several days sequestered in an office without much time to explore the city’s attractions. Even those who have visited Hong Kong might be surprised to learn […]

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Hong Kong Trip Report – Why Hong Kong Remains An Intriguing Destination

Hong Kong Trip Report – Why Hong Kong Remains An Intriguing Destination

Why Hong Kong remains one of my top travel destinations. For me, Hong Kong is the perfect getaway destination. Besides the city’s flawless and mesmerizing scenery – it was a place I could go to escape the pressures and demands of Western culture. I can honestly say it’s a place where you can lose yourself […]

June 29, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
A Great Summer Read, “Radio Shangri-La” – Book Review

A Great Summer Read, “Radio Shangri-La” – Book Review

I’ve just completed a journey to ‘The Happiest Kingdom on Earth” (Bhutan in the Himalaya mountains) courtesy of Radio Shangri-La, a terrific book to add  to your summer reading list. Lisa Napoli, a public radio broadcaster in Los Angeles, is rescued from an unfulfilled life by an invitation to spend 6 weeks in Bhutan assisting […]

May 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
World’s Most Thrilling High-Country Drives

World’s Most Thrilling High-Country Drives

The world’s great high-country drives offer unparalleled scenery through the windshield. From the bear-prowled highlands of America’s Northern Rockies to the glacier-thick buttresses of New Zealand’s backbone, mountain roads are rich in scenery—and, with sheer drop-offs, avalanche delays, and tempestuous weather often the norm, a fair sprinkle of danger. Here are five glorious high-elevation routes—but […]

May 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
My Journey To Mongolia – A Trip Report

My Journey To Mongolia – A Trip Report

Mongolia is a sprawling country in the fact that it is one of the least (if not the least) densely populated country in the world. We traveled for hours without seeing a ger – also called a “yurt” (the collapsible homes of nomadic Mongolian families), and commonly when we stopped for lunch on our own there was little habitation dotting the horizon.

February 10, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
St. Kitts A Good Time Island – Trip Report

St. Kitts A Good Time Island – Trip Report

America Airlines flew us to the intriguing island of St. Kitts from Miami on a 3 hour fully booked flight – lots of vacationers had chosen the sleepy islands of St. Kitts and Nevis for their prized winter vacation.  Grabbing a cab, we followed a serpentine route down to the sea from the hilltop airport; […]

March 7, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
The Ultimate Slumber Party – Sleep ON The Great Wall Of China!

The Ultimate Slumber Party – Sleep ON The Great Wall Of China!

A journey to China is filled with dozens of unique travel experiences for first time visitors. The miles of neatly parked black bicycles, the first time you’re offered a “1000” year old egg to eat, the brightly painted Ming Dynasty temples, the sheer size and breadth of the highways and public squares, and the pace […]

March 16, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
World's Most Luscious Food Markets

World's Most Luscious Food Markets

Local food markets give a glimpse into the soul of a destination.  The crops that local farmers grow and the culinary creations that food artisans produce speak to the history of the location and the traditions of its citizens.  Nothing is more pleasing and engrossing than roaming among the stalls of a neighborhood farmer’s market […]

August 5, 2009 | By | Reply More
The Ultimate Chinese Restaurant!

The Ultimate Chinese Restaurant!

You’ve got to see this to believe it. First take the tram to the start of the trail. Now follow the path. Be sure to hold on to the ‘railing’.

May 20, 2008 | By | 3 Replies More