China

China next on your destination radar? Check out the advice, stories and tips I can offer after living there for almost a year and visiting the cities of Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai and Xi’an and important tourist destinations like The Great Wall of China, Terracotta Warrior and Shanghai World Financial Center.

How to Get a China Visa in Hong Kong

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The good news is that there’s a workaround to this: Obtaining a China visa in Hong Kong.

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Three Days in Hong Kong

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Planning a trip to Hong Kong? Here are my suggestions on how to spend three days in Hong Kong, whether it’s your first trip here or your fiftieth.

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Hong Kong Comeuppance

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Butterflies cannot allow themselves to be weighed down by memories of life inside the chrysalis.

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Three Splendid Days in Shanghai

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Whether you’re going as part of a larger trip to China or just because, three days in Shanghai is all you need for a proper introduction.

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Three Days in Beijing

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All you need to find out if Beijing is your type of city is a taste – and you can get a sumptuous sampling of China’s capital in just three days.

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You’ve Never Seen Winter Like This Before

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Visiting China’s Harbin Ice Festival was a surreal, magical experience – and not just because it broke one of my life’s most debilitating existential barriers.

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Enemy Image

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Today’s post is an ode to Beijing – and to myself.

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Pearl of the Orient

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To honor the five year anniversary of my move to Shanghai – and the difficulties I faced while living there – I traveled back to the city to make peace.

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