Thousand Island Lake (千岛湖/Qiandaohu) is an increasingly popular vacation spot nestled in the interior mountains of Zhejiang province, only a stone’s throw away from the megacities of Hangzhou and Shanghai. It is a large lake containing over a thousand islands large and small, hence the name. The lake itself isRead More →

China train travel

Train travel is an integral part of the Chinese cultural fabric, having been the main method of transportation for the nation for many decades, dating back to the early days of the People’s Republic. Today, China’s high speed railway network is the longest and most used in the entire world,Read More →

Foreword: this is the best guide to Yangshuo travel and the most #instagrammable vantage points around it, that you will find on the internet. So, if you are trying to get some sick shots for Insta to impress your 120 followers, then read on. The Guilin/Yangshuo (桂林/阳朔) region of ChinaRead More →

If you are planning to come to China, even just for a short visit, you’ll definitely need to get yourself a VPN (Virtual Private Network). Without it, you will not be able to function as a normal human being, because all the internet stuff you have always taken for grantedRead More →

Whether you are planning to move to China or to visit on holiday, you are probably wondering how much everything costs here. The truth is, it is often difficult to find accurate or realistic information online about things like cost of living. Even on some comprehensive online databases, sometimes peopleRead More →

When you have lived in China for a little while, you start realizing that riding an electric scooter is the best way to get around your city. Having a scooter (also known as “e-bike” or “moped”) allows you to reach those “remote” locations in between two subway stations, while zig-zaggingRead More →

(NOTE: This article was first published by me on my Medium blog on June 26, 2018) In the 21st Century, the Asia Pacific became a hotbed for economic activity, technological advancement, and general social and cultural boom. In fact, it is quite likely that East Asia is currently the mostRead More →