Posts Tagged "China"


Updated on: 05/30/18After an amazing trip to Jeju Island, I was feeling ready to continue the journey. My next destination will take me to Beijing, where I eagerly want to see the Great Wall of China. I booked a flight from Jeju Island to Beijing, with a layover in Nantong, using my Aeroplan. Not expecting any issues, I proceeded to the ticket counter to present my passport and to drop off my giant backpack. “Sir, do you have a VISA...

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Updated on: 05/30/18A must do for the off-the-beaten track crowd in Beijing is to visit one of the food markets that line the various districts.  At these markets, the appetite of the adventurous can be put to the test with many offbeat and near disgusting creatures on display for consumption. Normal foods are also available from the dozens of street carts for those wanting to have a more traditional meal of dumplings or noodles. But...

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Updated on: 01/3/19After arriving in Guilin, my very first order of business after settling into my hostel was to make a trip out to nearby Reed Flute Cave.  Reading about it online and seeing pictures of the iconic scenes placed it as my top site in Guilin to see, apart from trips out to Yangshuo and Lonji.  After returning from the cave, however, it seemed like every traveler I spoke to had not only missed seeing the amazing wonder,...

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Updated on: 01/15/19I can't say that I am much of one for slow travel. I get impatient and anxious if I am in a city for more than a just few days. This is partly because I would rather pack more in my travel allotment, accounting for time and money, then spending more time at one particular spot. In fact, I have not visited any international city for longer than 5 nights on any trip. Sometimes, however, the financial aspect catches...

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