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The China travel blog page of VisitOurChina is where we share our travel experiences with you. In the meantime, we provide you information on Chinese culture, Chinese cuisine, China travel guide and much more. We hope these can help you in some way, whether they are used in designing a China tour, or just give you interesting information on a new and exciting place.

Dao Xian

2012-06-20 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(553)

 
 
Dao Xian, less than 100 kilometers to its neighboring county of Guilin in Guangxi Province, is a small little county of Yongzhou City in Hunan Province. It is not a famous hot spot for tourists, it is not crawling with other travelers, and it isn’t extremely beautiful, but man is it a fun place. I spent a lot of time there, mostly because my friend lived there, but also because it was just such a great place to visit every once and a while.

A Lifetime Journey to Shangri-La

2012-06-11 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(400)

My friend Winnie recently joined a tourist group and went to her dream land, Shangri-La. When she shared her feelings and photos with me, my tidy of thoughts and feelings fully flows out. Actually, since I saw a picture of Shangri-La in my second year at university, I have been dreaming of there. The blue sky and white clouds make it an extraordinary pure land. Recently, a mouthwatering food Matsutake which appeared on the hot documentary A Bite of China increased my curiosity for Shangri-La. What she experienced in Shangri-La inspired me to write down this article.

Xia Men, a land of sandwiches and cigars

2012-05-28 | China travel Guide | Comments(1) |   Views:(275)

 
I was young and had been working for quite a time as a teacher when Spring Festival came around. Now for those who don’t know during Spring Festival we get a month off! That’s right, it was like a dream! So, me and my roommate at the time jumped on a bus and went to Xia Men. When we left Guilin it was down in the high thirties (Fahrenheit), and when we got to Xia Men it was about 80, and sunny. I hadn’t seen the sea in years, nor had I felt its breeze brush across my face. So when I stepped off that bus and smelled the sea, felt it, and had the sun on me it was like heaven.
 

Yao Mountain

2012-05-25 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(295)

 
Guilin is known for a few things, Elephant Trunk Hill, Seven Star Park, Li River, its weird mountains, its spicy food, and a bunch of other stuff. My favorite place in Guilin is the top of any mountain where there's no one next to me.

In short, all train rides in China

2012-05-22 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(295)

 
Now I enjoy having fun as much as the next guy, I really do. You ask me to go rock climbing, I’m down. You ask me to go jump over some fire, why not! You ask me to jump off a cliff into water, and you know what I’ll do it, you know why? Because all those things, granted are a little dangerous, but are fun! However, I believe everything has a line, and yes I cross that line a lot, but you know what when it comes to fun sometimes that line should be deeply etched into the ground, I draw that line when comes to riding trains in China! I see that line and I respect it, but sometimes I have to go and cross it.

A good day for a pig ride

2012-05-07 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(257)

When you’re wooing a girl there seems to some socially accepted steps to do so. You know, first off talk to her, and later get her phone number after "accidently" bumping into her (after waiting for said "accidental" opportunity for an hour.) Than after a quick bit ask her out, give some flowers, yata yata yata and so on. Now maybe subconsciously I don’t know what these steps are, or maybe I just don’t like them, so in short to woo a girl I take her on a trip, and then can’t find a bus home and end up hitchhiking in the back of a farmer’s truck with her and a pig. Yep…I’m smooth.

Chinese, and travel

2012-05-04 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(293)

 

Now, I learned Chinese in Beijing, that means I learned my Chinese with all the R’s, my first time hearing Chinese was in Beijing and I kinda thought it sounded like a bunch of dogs barking at each other. Ruf ruf ruf ruf ruf. But hey that’s how I started Chinese, so in 2009 when I came to Yangshuo to start teaching, and to learn Chinese, I wasn’t even remotely used to their Chinese. None of the R’s I fell in love with, or for that matter really good Mandarin. At that time hearing the difference between Northern Mandarin and Southern Mandarin was like hearing a true New Yorker speaking his form of English, and hearing someone from the deep deep South in a swamp in the middle of nowhere’s English.

Rock climbing in Yangshuo

2012-04-17 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(413)

Thanks to the peculiar karst landform, Guilin especially Yangshuo is endowed with abundant scenery made up of karst hills in various shapes, while some of them are more than landscapes. In other words, it is no exaggeration to say that you can find a hill suitable for climbing wherever you stand in Yangshuo. Thus, no airport, no railway, but that doesn’t stop climbing lovers from all over the world from rushing to Yangshuo every year.