I’ve been in China for the past while, and can say that I’ve seen the coronavirus outbreak from the inside (albeit from Shanghai and not from ground zero, thankfully). Here are my observations and my take on the situation. At the time of writing, it has been exactly one monthRead More →

Mongolia has always been one of those places with an almost mystical reputation, perhaps because we imagine it to be so drastically different from whichever metropolises we live in. Aptly called “the Land of Eternal Blue Sky”, Mongolia is a vast country comprised of endless grass steppes, desert, barren hillsRead More →

Thousand Island Lake or Qiandao 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. TheRead 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 featuring 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 →