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Best things to do in the Jiuzhaigou Valley

4 Best Things to Do in the Jiuzhaigou Valley, China

We love China’s Sichuan province – not only for the famous panda but some of the best food in the world can be found here. If you love spicy food, this is the place to come. But less talked about is the stunning Jiuzhaigou Valley, located in the north of the province at the edge of ...
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China: Admiring the scenery at our Summer Palace picnic

Our video of our 6 weeks in China

  We spent 6 weeks in August and September 2014 exploring the delights of China. The Chinese food was of course a main highlight for us, whether it was Peking duck in Beijing or street food paradise in Xi’An. For us, China will always be many fond memories of public dancing, singing, making new friends, stunning sceneries and ...
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Baby Chinese boys with open easy access shorts

Our 10 observations of China

After nearly 2 months travelling around China, we pulled together our 10 memorable observations: #1 Better out then in! A common sound and sight to witness, especially from Chinese men: a loud, deep snort of phlegm followed by a dramatic expulsion of said substance from the body, pretty much anywhere in public. It was quite hard to capture this impulsively, ...
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Shangri-La Guishan Temple and the Zhuangjing Tong prayer wheel

Shangri-La: a sad story but one with hope

Our final stop in China was at the Tibetan town of Shangri-La or otherwise more commonly known by its Tibetan name of “Zhongdian”. Shangri-La is located some 3,200 metres above ground in China’s Yunnan Province.  It was renamed Shangri La in 2001 (from “Zhongdian”) in 2001 to attract tourists Shangri-La almost destroyed by serious fire Shangri-La used to be a ...
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Climax of the Tiger Leaping Gorge trek - Yunnan Province, China

Hike the Tiger Leaping Gorge in one day

The Tiger Leaping Gorge (“Hutiao Xia” in Chinese) is a popular trek in the southern Yunnan Chinese province on the Jinsha River. The Gorge itself is a scenic canyon and one of the deepest and most spectacular river canyons in the world: The Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the deepest and most spectacular river canyons in ...
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