Wondering where you can find the best beaches in China? Here I share 9 stunning seascapes in China where you can have a great time and soak up the sun! First things first, if you're thinking of coming to China only for its beaches, you should probably consider Thailand instead. But if you happen to be in China for other travel reasons and just need a break from the country's hustle and … [Read more...] about 9 Stunningly Beautiful Beaches in China (that AREN’T over-crowded)
Do VPNs still work in China? If you are currently in China, you're probably aware of how difficult it is to connect to a VPN right now. Don't worry - you're not alone. This is a problem people are having all across the country. So what has happened? Do VPNs no longer work in China? I'll start by saying this: as of June 2021, it is still possible to connect to a VPN in China. It's been … [Read more...] about Do VPNs Still Work in China? (as of June 2021)
What is the best VPN for China in 2021? That's a loaded question that often gets met with simple answers from people who have never even lived in China. While there are plenty of options to choose from, I'm aiming to not only let you know what works, but also my exact strategy for how to use a VPN and stay connected in China. Over the past 3 years 6 years 8 years 10 years … [Read more...] about Best VPNs for China in 2021 (+ my strategy to use them)
What websites are blocked in China in 2021 (June Update) This is a question that gets asked a lot, particularly among people who are planning to travel or move to China. It helps knowing what to expect, which is why I'd like to give you a comprehensive (and constantly updated) list of blocked websites in China. Starting in the late 1990s, China began monitoring and censoring the internet … [Read more...] about List of Websites and Apps Blocked in China for 2021
One of the most common questions I receive about VPNs (or "Virtual Private Network") is this: Is it legal to use a VPN in China in 2021? Since China censors the internet using the "Great Firewall of China" to keep people inside the country from accessing different websites like Facebook, Twitter, Google, Gmail, etc., it's no wonder the popularity has surged for the best VPN for … [Read more...] about Is it Legal to Use a VPN in China? The Answer May Surprise You.
Do I really need travel insurance for China in 2021? I remember my friend asking me this question a few years ago as they were preparing to buy flight tickets. That was before Covid changed travel. My how things have changed! Here's how I would answer him now about travel insurance. I remember in my younger years of traveling, the idea of paying for travel insurance was absurd. I might as … [Read more...] about 9 Reasons Why You Need Travel Insurance for China in 2021