Asia

Mishaps in Suzhou

While we were in Shanghai, we had planned on visiting my friend James in Hangzhou.  We were told buying train tickets was very easy and didn’t buy them ahead of time. Little did we know…When we got to the train station, there was only one train leaving in the morning that day for...

Beijing to Xi’an Train – One Day in Xi’an

Xi’an is a definite must-see city in China. There is so much history here that it’s definitely a place you don’t want to miss. Not only is it home to the terracotta warriors, but it was also once the capital of China and is along the Silk Road.We chose to do a visit Xi’an by taking a...

A Practical Guide to 3 Days in Beijing

Beijing is a historically and culturally significant, must-visit city to visit when in China. There are seriously so many wonderful things to see there and do there! 3 days in Beijing felt like just enough time to explore, but you could easily spend more.Beijing was our first stop of the...

One Day in Shanghai

Shanghai, on China’s central coast, is the country’s biggest city and a global financial hub. Its heart is the Bund, a famed waterfront promenade lined with colonial-era buildings. While one day in Shanghai is not enough to see the city, you can do a lot in this short amount of time...

The Perfect Great Wall Tour from Beijing – No Crowds

There are five main sections of the Great Wall you can visit from Beijing and there are pros and cons for all of them. There are other wild sections too. After looking for a while, I found the Mutianyu section and it was a perfect Great Wall tour from Beijing. Why? Because it is a little...

How to Spend 8 Days in China

I got the opportunity to teach for a summer in China through an organization that offered to pay for my flight and apartment while I was there. It was an amazing opportunity that I had to take. I arrived 8 days early, and here is what I did!The teaching program offered to let me choose...

Tips for Traveling in China – 12 Things I Wish I Had Known

Traveling in China is not easy for many of us coming from other countries. There are quite a few things to know that will help you make the most of traveling in China. These are twelve things I wish I knew before my trip to China!When I came back, I kept finding myself saying, “Did you...