A Top Ten Of China Is Just A Start. What Else Do You Suggest?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Who doesn’t like top tens? They reel me in all the time, but they have their limitations. We all know China could fill up top ten lists in its sleep, so the one compiled over at National Geographic Traveler really doesn’t do the place justice. I’m always up for some China info. So, I turn […]

Asia On Two Wheels

Friday, September 4, 2009

Places like Taiwan, China, Laos, and Japan maybe more known for their motor bikes, or their overly utilitarian use of bicycles. This WSJ article, explores a less popular way to get moving through, and in touch with, the cultures of these these countries. The article states, “Sometimes the truest way to experience a place is on the back […]

Please Bump Your Head Carefully

Sunday, August 30, 2009

The reign of Chinglish, the inaccurate public displays of translations, and the source of enjoyment for visitors to China, may soon come to an end in Shanghai. Although you can decipher the message in almost all cases, the numerous files of digital photos telling you to, “leave your values at the front desk,” may be […]

China Meets Waikiki: Surfin’ Hainan Island

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hainan Island, China’s southernmost province (geographically it seems more Vietnam than China), may not be a world-famous getaway just yet, but that will likely be changing very soon. Its tropical landscapes, giant beaches and surfing opportunities are helping to spur a boom in travel to a very un-Chinese like part of China. As the NYT […]

Top 15 “See-Them-Before-They’re Gone” Sights

Friday, March 13, 2009

Smithsonian’s cataloging their top 15 historic/artistic sights on the verge of a total breakdown, including sights ranging from the incredibly long (Route 66, U.S.A.) to the incredibly old (Jaisalmer Fort, India). Other sights that make the list include the Port City of Coro, Venezuela; the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem; and the Xumishan Grottoes, China. […]

Send To China (Or Else!)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Those always industrious elves over in the tree house are always up to something creative, and this week was no exception: they announced the finalists for their first annual Trippy Awards, a contest recognizing the many travel video contributors to their site. In addition to what has been described to me as a very […]

Searching For Bliss In The Land Of Shangri-La

Sunday, February 1, 2009

By Lizzie Simon On my last night in the Yunnan Province in rural Southwest China, I encountered three handsome, blond horses lingering at the entrance of my reconstructed Tibetan lodge. They had wandered in from one of the neighboring Naxi tribe’s wheat farms. I had spent the entire week making contact with exotica, and that […]

Forget The Casinos, See The Real Macau

Thursday, October 9, 2008

It didn’t take long for tiny Macau, officially a “Special Administrative Region of China” — whatever that is — to overtake Las Vegas as the biggest gambling city in the world. The real shame is how many of those 20 million who hit the tables so far this year didn’t get a chance to see […]

Fear And Loathing In Macau

Sunday, April 20, 2008

With Its Mix Of Modern Casinos And Historic Portuguese Past, Macau Is A Land Of Contrasts By Justin Calderon Just down the cobblestone alley from the ruins of St. Paul’s Cathedral, a heavy-set British woman is being served a Portuguese egg tart by a Chinese street vendor. The air smells of pork cutlets cooking on […]

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