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China

Guilin

The main reason for visiting Guilin was to see it's amazing scenery and take a trip down the Li River. We also wanted to see local fisherman using Cormorants to catch their fish at night. Guilin means 'Forest of sweet Osmanthus'. Osmanthus is a type...
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Xi’an

China is full of so many wondrous sights and experiences. Again, another big tick off the bucket list was seeing the Terracotta Warriors. You need to see this amazing spectacle with your own eyes to truly appreciate the scale and grandeur of this...
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Lijiang

We had a thoroughly nice time in Lijiang. Our trip coincided with the 'Naxi Torch Festival' which is an ancient folk custom where fires and torches are lit for three days. There are many stories about where the festival originated but essentially...
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Tiger Leaping Gorge

We visited 'Tiger Leaping Gorge' as part of a day trip from Lijiang. It's located about 60km north of Lijiang and takes a couple of hours to get there. There are many tour operators in Lijiang to choose from that will take you there. Trip...
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Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square is a must see if you find yourself in Beijing. It's a very interesting place to visit especially in light of everything that has happened there over the years. It's worth setting aside a few hours for exploring Tiananmen Square and...
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China’s matching outfit trend

While travelling around China we witnessed a very strange phenomenon. The practice of couples and sometimes even entire families wearing the same t-shirts, shirts, shorts and sometimes even entire outfits. I understand it is meant to be a sign of...
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Beijing

Beijing is definitely a city of big contrasts. Extreme poverty and wealth exist side by side in here. I witnessed a man begging for money outside a shopping centre while his dead mother lay next to him in a sleeping bag and I also witnessed a small...
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The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is one of the greatest wonders of the world. It snakes approximately 13,170 miles (21,196 kilometres) from the east to the west of China. It's over 2000 years old and unfortunately, many sections of it have now...
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