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Category: China

The friendly face of Chinese scams
[ 3 ] January 26, 2011

China Scams Part 3: The Poser

In China taking a photo is not as straight forward as just snapping away and if you don’t know what to look out for you just might find yourself being charged for that photo!

Chinese Spirituality on the Sea
[ 8 ] January 16, 2011

Chinese Spirituality on the Sea

In sea side towns and cities throughout China, Hong Kong and Taiwan Tian Hou plays a vital role in the culture, believed to bring luck and prosperity to seafarers.

Putuoshan Island
[ 11 ] January 14, 2011

China, a Country of Unknown Beaches

Could China be the next IT! beach destination? From north to south I search for a beach destination that could redeem China’s bad reputation for beaches.

To Market, To Market, Chinese Style!
[ 5 ] October 20, 2010

To Market, To Market, Chinese Style!

The whole experience walking through a Chinese market is always entertaining and insightful. In just a small area, you get a cross section of the entire country, how the people think, act and live.

Creative Commons License photo credit: sun dazed
[ 4 ] September 9, 2010

Left on a Dark Chinese Road at 3am

There’s nothing like the fear of getting on a bus in a foreign country, the fear of getting on the wrong bus, the fear if getting off at the wrong stop! It was this anxiety that plagued me as a boarded yet another Chinese overnight bus.

Hangzhou’s West Lake
[ 5 ] September 7, 2010

Hangzhou’s West Lake

Hangzhou is one of the most magnificent cities in China and it’s West Lake that is at the centre of it’s mystery, elegance and beauty.

Working Out Chinese Style
[ 2 ] August 25, 2010

Working Out Chinese Style

In all my time living in China I’ve often wondered how the Chinese stay so slim. And then I discovered the secret the communal, out door gym!

Yangshuo’s Puyi Town
[ 6 ] August 23, 2010

Yangshuo’s Puyi Town

Puyi Town in Yangshuo is a quintessential rural Chinese town. Life goes by simply and modestly as life does in a village not tailor made tailor made for the delicate tastes of tourists.

Exploring Yangshuo
[ 5 ] August 15, 2010

Exploring Yangshuo

There is so much to see and do around Yangshuo, it was impossible to fit it all in the short time I was there. I was however determined to take in its most breathtaking sites, get a good feel of the area and the life of its people.

China Scams Part 2: The Art Student
[ 13 ] July 27, 2010

China Scams Part 2: The Art Student

All around China but particularly around Tiananmen square in Beijing you will come across friendly art students inviting you to FREE art exhibitions held by their universities. But be wary, it’s not what it seems!