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Our Travel Blog is the place to share our real life, travel experiences in China with you. Besides, we will provide information related to Chinese culture and China travel guide. "A bosom friend afar brings a distant land near." Traveling makes us to be closer, let's discover China together!

Great Discovery on Chinese Ancient Silk Road: the Prehistoric Site

2010-03-31 | News | Comments(1) |   Views:(1813)

Great Discovery on Chinese Ancient Silk Road: the Prehistoric Site According to Sichuan Institute of Historic Relic Archaeology, a large-scale prehistoric settlement site-Maiping Relics Site has been confirmed on March 30. Maiping Relic Site is by Dadu River of Hanyuan County, Ya'an City, Sichuan Province, which is on the only route of Chinese Ancient South Silk Road (a route of Chinese Ancient Silk Road)....

Enjoy the Blossom to China During March!

2010-02-25 | China travel Guide | Comments(3) |   Views:(1070)

Enjoy the Blossom to China During March! Spring has come from March and everything revives in this season in China. Farewell to winter, it is time to enjoy the warm sunshine, mild wind and beautiful flower seas in China!Plum Blossoms of South China...

Family Reunion in Shanghai (Part I)

2009-06-19 | China travel Guide | Comments(2) |   Views:(1640)

Family Reunion in Shanghai (Part I) Thursday, 11.06.2009As I had departed from Germany in March, my father and brother Andi (18years old) wanted to visit me in China. As there are no direct flights to Guilin we decided to have our reunion in Shanghai. My brother and I met on Thursday in Pudong Airport. I had been waiting for this day for so long and was happy to see him for real....

Massage - A Must Do in China!

2009-05-25 | Life in Guilin | Comments(0) |   Views:(1102)

One of the best things about life in China are the prices! The prices for food, for transportation, for renting houses, for entertainment, for MASSAGE! Being part of Chinese traditional medicine and culture, massage is not a luxury, it is a necessity! Many Chinese people go to the massage more often than once a week, to relax, and indulge ones body and mind with it. Most common are body massages and foot massages, which cost 25RMB – 50RMB per hour. All in all one can say that the more expensive ones are often done by more professional studios. Ask your tour guide for a good address, which is not tourist driven, as many in the center are.

2 Days with my favorite Indians

2009-04-29 | Working at VisitOurChina | Comments(0) |   Views:(855)

Saturday afternoon I met Cindy, or Ms Liu, with whom I drive to the airport of Guilin. At 3.45pm we welcomed an Indian Group of 32 people. It was easy to recognize them especially because of the beautiful, bright colored Saris the women were wearing. They were of mixed ages but all in a very good mood and friendly. After everyone had taken a seat in the air-conditioned bus, we took a 90 minutes drive to Elephant Trunk Hill. Already when we entered the gate, I had the feeling of being part of the group: the Indians were very warmly and integrated me...

How to get along with those spices??

2009-04-08 | China Food | Comments(0) |   Views:(1097)

How to get along with those spices?? When I arrived in Guilin, I had close to no experience with spicy food. I just knew one thing: I did not like it a lot! And I was not prepared formostly getting spicy food in Guilin.. And the spices here are a lot stronger than what I ever had eaten before. But as I did not want to be impolite, I tried everything and ate most of the dishes that were offered. In the end I usually had the feeling that my mouth was burning and could not taste anything anymore for some time. But I am getting used to it and after four weeks here I have to admit that I start to like it. :-) As a tip for tourists who get very spicy food by bad luck: Use the tea, put some in your cup and wash the fish, vegetables or meat in it before eating. This is accepted by Chinese people and allows you to get to know the good traditionalfood! :-)...