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A small group of Chinese locals stared as two foreigners departed on a raft on a river in Guilin. The wonder was, perhaps, the possibility of two female Asians traveling without fear and without care, but brimming with curiosity and fascination. 79 more words


In Awe of Nature: the Magic of the Li River

I cannot recall ever poring over the landscapes surrounding the Li River, not having placed China high on my list of must-see countries before I keel over…  In all honesty, when I ended up in China last February, I was most certainly heading for Vietnam, but as I said at the beginning of my blog: I have no agenda, no set itinerary.  1,017 more words

Adult Gap Year

China Part 2 - Stepping up our game

​We had finished our tour of the big cities: Beijing, Shanghai and Xi’an. Now we were ready to leave the concrete skyscrapers behind us and move onto the real deal. 1,578 more words


Following our therapeutic break in the cafe, we ventured out to go watch the highly recommended 變臉 (face-changing) performance in a Chengdu night market. The area was a total tourist-trap, with street vendors selling all sorts of knickknacks and paddywacks, and they got us good. 665 more words