As the sun slowly climbed the horizon, the hanging fog that was disrupting my view finally began to break revealing the beautiful panorama that I had come here to see: China’s Great Wall at sunrise. I had camped on the wall overnight, one of the most incredible experiences of my time here in China. It had been
Knowing how to give gifts in China is not easy. There is, after all, nothing that is really simple in China. There are things you should do, can do, shouldn’t do and definitely cannot do. If you’re looking to give a gift to a Chinese friend or provide a gift to a Chinese host, this guide should
When it comes to traveling in China, most tourist opt to either fly or hop on a train. The reasoning is quite simple: flying is fast and trains are cheap. There are times, however, when China’s massive, intercity bus system is your best option. Perhaps the flights are too expensive or the train is too
Whether you’re looking to get a visa for China far in advance of your trip or you need an emergency visa for China, chances are you’re going to be looking for a good visa service to help you. That’s where VisaHQ comes in. There are quite a few visa services on the market that you
*Note: For complete information on getting a visa for China, please see the TravelChinaCheaper Comprehensive China Visa Guide. Perhaps you’ve heard about the new 10-year China visas that became an option following a meeting between US President Obama and Chinese President Xi JinPing in late 2014. Most people, however, don’t quite understand what this new
Train travel in China used to be so unpredictable. You had to stand in line at most three weeks before the date you wanted to purchase – sometimes for hours – and just cross your fingers that there were train tickets still available when you arrived at the window. That was China 5 years ago.
For the most part, flying in and out of China is pretty simple. It’s the standard flying routine that you’re probably used to no matter what country you come from. Airports will feel familiar even if everything is in another language. Security lines are still long and the flight attendants will still walk through safety
It was one of the biggest sacrifices for me in moving to China: no more Sunday NFL football. I’ve learned to manage, but along the way I’ve also learned a few ways to get my “fix” of American Football. If you’re in the same boat and you’re looking for some high quality and/or cheap options