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What to Expect from a Chinese Massage

What to Expect from a Chinese Massage

Kyle had been craving a Chinese massage ever since arriving in the country, but I told him to hold off until Thailand where I was sure you could get them for much cheaper. However, after climbing Huangshan mountain our calves were killing us, so we caved and forked over the $11 for a lower body massage. HOLY SHIT IT WAS ... Read More »

Her Take: China Wrap-up and Final Impressions

Her Take: China Wrap-up and Final Impressions

Average spent per day: $43.83 Total days in China: 20  Our Route When we first arrived in China, both Kyle and I had great first impressions. The food was cheap, the people seemed friendly and we were loving the sights of Beijing. Unfortunately, as time went on, these impressions slowly began to transform as we found ourselves on an emotional roller ... Read More »

Her Take: How We Fell in Love with Yangshuo, China

Her Take: How We Fell in Love with Yangshuo, China

After our difficulties with transportation and generally everything during National Week, we were happy to finally arrive in Yangshuo, China. Our plan was to stay here for about five days, and participate in all activities this destination had to offer, including rafting down the river in a bamboo boat and taking a dip in the mud caves and hot springs. ... Read More »

His Take: A Rant on How to Survive National Week in China

His Take: A Rant on How to Survive National Week in China

If I have learned one thing from this adventure in China, it is that as a foreigner who does not speak mandarin, traveling in this country during National Week is the equivalent of trying to find a hooker who hasn’t had sex with Tiger Woods: it’s damn near impossible. First of all, only residents of China can book train or ... Read More »

Her Take: Shanghai by Night

Her Take: Shanghai by Night

Many people visit Shanghai for the eclectic cuisine and stunning skyscrapers, but after seeing Shanghai by night, I would recommend that any tourist take a stroll down The Bund after sunset before heading home for good. Kyle and I went to The Bund (the main walkway area beside the river in Shanghai), during the morning on our first day, and ... Read More »

Her Take: Comparing Beijing and Shanghai

Her Take: Comparing Beijing and Shanghai

Beijing and Shanghai are two very different cities in China. While the capital is steeped with ancient history and a gritty, authentic vibe, Shanghai could very well be placed in the middle of Europe without anyone even noticing. The main point I’d heard about Beijing before coming to China was that it’s a big city, nothing more, nothing less. Most ... Read More »

Her Take: How to Achieve the Best Kung-Fu Kicks on The Great Wall

Her Take: How to Achieve the Best Kung-Fu Kicks on The Great Wall

After today I can officially cross another place off my bucket list: The Great Wall. One of the seven wonders of the world, this manmade design stretches across the northern part of China for over 20,000km, and it was all completed by two million people. Apparently the wall didn’t do the Chinese all that well when it came to fending ... Read More »

Couple of Yuppies China Travel Itinerary

Couple of Yuppies China Travel Itinerary

Now that Kyle and I have finally made it back to Vancouver, we are gearing up for taking off again: this is our China travel itinerary. On September 23, 2013, we hop on a plane to China where we start the first leg of our six month trip through Southeast Asia. Right now the plan includes China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, ... Read More »

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