Thanks to technology, acquiring the tools to learn to read Chinese is as easy as typing into a Google search. For those of you who have always prioritized learning Chinese on your never ending to-do list, things have become so much easier over the past decade! From flashcards, dictionaries, readers, and more, there are a ton of undiscovered programs and tools on the web that will make … [Read more...] about Learn to Read Chinese | 21 Best Tools (Free & Paid)
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? 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 that some of the best VPNs are most popular in China. The question … [Read more...] about Is it Legal to Use a VPN in China?
Update February 2017: As some of you may know, China's Great Firewall did a number of upgrades in 2016 and even stronger controls in January 2017. While even the best VPNs for China experience periodic problems when these updates occur, I continually test each of these VPNs to confirm that they are still fully operational. All discounts are current as of this month so feel confident to use … [Read more...] about Best VPN for China 2017 (with Discount Codes)
Flying is a necessary part of travel, so in order to save money you're probably going to want to buy cheap flights to China as well as cheap Chinese domestic flights. You've probably prepared yourself for the fact that it's going to be expensive, but if you follow these tips to buying inexpensive China tickets it might not end up being as bad as you think. … [Read more...] about How to Buy Cheap Flights to China
It's a common question that I receive every year around my birthday, Father's Day, Christmas...you name it. "What kind of gift would you like?" As someone who travels constantly and lives abroad here in China, it seems natural that looking for the best gifts for travelers would be a good place to start. So I made a list and broke it out into budgets for my friends and family. Many of you … [Read more...] about 21 Best Gifts for Travelers They’ll Actually Love to Receive
Welcome to the Ultimate China Train Guide by TravelChinaCheaper! I've been taking trains in China for almost 10 years now and these are the things I wish I knew before I started taking a train in China. Enjoy! It doesn't matter if your taking a high speed train from Beijing to Shanghai or the slow train from Lanzhou to Urumqi, this guide is exactly what you need to read. Why? I'm not going to … [Read more...] about China Train Guide | Ultimate Guide Updated for 2016