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Beauty and Bounty of Guilin

Of the four cities listed in my China itinerary, I looked forward to visiting Guilin the most. Viewing photos on the internet was enough to fuel my excitement. Located in the southern part of the country, Guilin is a favorite

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A Taste of Europe

The alluring charm of Europe seems to draw people from all walks of life from all corners of the world. It is every traveler’s dream destination, every artist’s playground and every rich man’s pleasure. It is considerably the perfect holiday

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A Walk Around Ancient Yuyuan

Yuyuan Area is like a typical “Chinatown” that you see in foreign countries, but BIG-scale and with a more authentic Chinese vibe, for very obvious reasons! Numerous shops line the streets heavily decorated with the appeal of antiquity. Entering this

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The Bund: A Symbol of Shanghai

The Bund is a popular scenic waterfront that is a symbol of Shanghai and an epitome of the city’s modern history. It is like an open air museum of international architecture on the west bank of Huangpu River. An array

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Artsy Alleys Crafty Lanes

TIAN ZI FANG Address: Lane 210, Taikang Road Metro Line 9 Dapuqiao Station Exit 1 and walk half a kilometer north During the 1930’s, Shikumen or stone gate buildings on narrow alleys were popular in China. It is a combination

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22 Days in China

How does one explore a great country called China for three long weeks and maintain momentum? You don’t! Because it naturally flows, like a stream running through its watercourse steady, serene and sure.  China’s ethnological diversity alone is enough to

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Shanghai At First Glance

As a first time visitor to China, Shanghai seems to me an excellent point of entry. Its international atmosphere gives a welcoming familiarity and allows easy transition into Chinese culture which can be initially daunting for newcomers. Give yourself a

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The Book of Tea

For anyone enamored by the Asian mystique, and seeking to quench a thirst and hunger for deeper understanding, The Book of Tea is an excellent quick relief, if not an exquisite appetizer. The book is an interesting narrative, written in

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Hostel Hopping in China

Hostelling International provides travelers from around the world with a wide range of alternative accommodation. China’s Youth Hostel Association is a hit among low-budget tourists and backpackers. There are a number of youth hostels in major cities and popular destinations

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Exploring China the ATP way!

The best and most interesting way for me to explore a place is through public transit. It can be very challenging but the rewards are worth taking the risks. I went to China last summer and spent 3 weeks exploring

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