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Gearing up for some time in China? Here’s our “everything you need to know” China wrap up after two months traversing the country!
After my first cooking class abroad in Yangshuo, I knew I wanted to at least slip in one more before we left China. When I saw how highly rated Rice and Friends in Dali is on TripAdvisor my mind was set.
After hearing from Dave’s former colleague that Lugu Lake was an absolutely must see we made sure to pencil it into our itinerary. Definitely off the beaten path – there’s isn’t even that much information available about it.
See our list of random observations about Chinese people from two months traveling around China. We guarantee something here is going to surprise you!
Tiger Leaping Gorge – Vicky and I have been looking forward to this hike ever since we read that it was once of the top 20 in the world. Still, in the back of my mind, after all the hiking we’ve done in China, Korea, and Japan
The last few weeks have been a major time of reflection for me. It’s the type of reflection I’ve been hoping for. The type of life-changing, epiphany-esque thoughts that can bring about real change in a person’s life.
All I can say is – it’s about time.
“How will we know when to get off?” I asked.
“Are you kidding? Everyone on this bus is going to the same place. Let’s just get off when they all do.”
So we waited, and waited some more. Despite Dave’s confidence that all the Chinese grannies riding along with us were also headed for a morning outing to see the pandas, I was beginning to grow weary.
Welcome to our new series entitled “Interview With A Local”. Vicky and I have been discussing the need for more local representation on our blog and aim to have at least one local from every country we visit take part in an online interview where we ask the questions that have been driving us mad during our stay.
After a miserable three days in Chengdu feeling like a shell of a human being, I mustered up the strength to board an 8 hour bus to Jiuzhaigou, a national park in China.
I had mixed emotions.
Ever wonder where James Cameron got the inspiration for the scenery in his hit movie Avatar? We stayed at Zhangjiajie, hiking through the national park, for three days including 2 nights on top of the summit.