6 Clubs To Rock To In East Asia

Monday, July 8, 2013

Okay, you can be honest with me. Spit it out. You did not come halfway across the world for this, how they call it, “Banana Pancake Trail”? I know exactly how you feel. I can tell how much you would like to throw a chair at that guy who’s mesmerizing a full table of other […]

My Encounter With The Invisible People Of Guilin

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Our small bus was approaching the center of Guilin, China, and we were headed for one of the local highlights called Fubo Hill. An emperor from the Tang Dynasty had erected a temple there to commemorate the life of one of his top military leaders, a general named Fubo. Mr. Li, our guide, assured us […]

You’ve Never Seen China Like This Before [Travel Video]

Thursday, July 19, 2012

“Moments in China” by Ryan Emond is an unforgettable collection of moments Ryan experienced while recently traveling around China, including shots from Hong Kong, Beijing, Guilin, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Besides capturing some incredible sunsets, time-lapse cityscapes, and panoramas of the country’s most recognized sites, there is also a shot of a kite, which, in the […]

Have a Little Faith: Advice From A Teacher Abroad

Thursday, February 23, 2012

There are many characteristics that the international traveler tends to have in common. They are typically adventuresome, adaptable, open-minded and independent. But there is one characteristic that you must have and continue to build as you travel, live and/or teach abroad: You must trust. Trust the people around you, trust the systems and structures man […]

Is The Great Wall Of China Really Visible From Space?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Travelers are especially fond of soaking up arcane facts about the world we live in, like which country has the most lakes (Finland), or what year the Coliseum was completed (80 A.D.), and then subsequently arguing over whether that statement is actually right or not (are we talking about freshwater lakes or just regular lakes, […]

Visiting Nanjiecun, The Most Communist Place On Earth [Video]

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

  In case you were wondering, the most communist place on Earth is likely to be Nanjiecun, China, where locals have eschewed (I’ve been waiting to use that word!) the modern capitalistic tendencies of modern China in lieu of a city based on Mao’s teachings. As is seen in the video above, forget about seeing […]

The Top 10 Most Visited Countries In The World [Infographic]

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

According to the most recent statistics from the World Tourism Organization, the top 10 most visited countries in the world was unchanged in order from 2008, with France leading the way, welcoming 74.2 million international travelers in 2009, a decrease of 6.3% from the previous year. As can be seen in the graphic above, the […]

It´s the Year of the Rabbit, You Stupid Ox! (Time To Travel To China)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

On February 3rd, the Tiger stepped aside to make way for the Year of the Rabbit. When he did, something surprising happened. People seemed to actually care about it. I can´t recall another Chinese New Year really capturing everyone´s attention quite like The Rabbit has. I could not log onto my Twitter account without constant […]

Surfing Paradise . . . In China?

Monday, December 27, 2010

By Kyle Long of Although it’s certainly accessible these days, the Chinese once thought of the city of Sanya as the far reaches of the Middle Kingdom’s empire, and thus the end of the earth. Located on Hainan Island directly south of the mainland — putting it just a short flight from Hong Kong, […]

Best View In The World For Under $1?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It’s true, as I found out a few weeks ago, the famed Star Ferry, servicing cross-harbor trips in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor since 1880, costs under $1 and offers one of the most spectacular views in the world (if multi-colored, mind-boggingly tall skyscrapers set against the backdrop of a verdant, steep mountainside is your idea […]

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