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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 »

His Take: A Breath of Fresh Air in the Longsheng Rice Terraces

His Take: A Breath of Fresh Air in the Longsheng Rice Terraces

As Chinese National Week concluded, Jamie and I rounded off the holiday with what we will both look back on as the most – um – eventful train ride we have ever taken. Needless to say, we were in the mood to be as far away from people as humanly possible. Although Mars would have likely been ideal, we were ... Read More »

His Take: How a Local Saved Us From Homelessness in Huangshan

His Take: How a Local Saved Us From Homelessness in Huangshan

Imagine this… you know that while you will be visiting China, all 1.3 billion inhabitants will be going on vacation for one week. What do you do? Do you pick a nice hostel in a large city and wait for the holiday to end, assuming that people will be more likely to leave the big cities and venture out in ... 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: 5 Must-See Sights for Two Days in Beijing

Her Take: 5 Must-See Sights for Two Days in Beijing

For those who only have two days in Beijing, there are certain absolute must-see sights to check off before heading home. Beijing is a city filled with history and culture, and one way to dive into both is through extensive walking and testing your stomach through a off-the-beaten path food joints. Below is a general itinerary of how to make ... 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 »

His Take: Arriving in Beijing and an Introduction to China

His Take: Arriving in Beijing and an Introduction to China

Jamie and I landed in Beijing at 4:50pm on Tuesday. Sounds fine, but considering the fact that this is also 1:50am in the city that we departed from (Vancouver), we were a bit tired upon arrival. Exhaustion aside, our enthusiasm for landing in China managed to hold open our eyelids until about 9:00pm Beijing time (6:00am Vancouver time). We have ... Read More »

Her Take: Beijing in Pictures and First Impressions

Her Take: Beijing in Pictures and First Impressions

I’m happy to say that my first impressions of China are all very positive. I really did not know what to expect coming over here, and when people asked me what I thought this first leg of the trip would be like, my normal description was that it would be “an experience.” So far this statement has proved true, all ... 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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