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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.

Fit for an Empress

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You may never be a Chinese empress (or emperor), but when you visit Beijing’s Summer Palace, it’s much easier to imagine such a life!

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The Greatest Great Wall Trips

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There are as many ways to visit the Great Wall as there are kilometers of the ancient fortress.

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The Truth About China in 2021 (and Beyond)

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The closer the Beijing 2022 Olympics draws, the more likely it is that China will have to re-open to travelers.

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The Perfect Way to Spend a Weekend in Hong Kong

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No matter why you’re embarking on a weekend in Hong Kong, I envy you!

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How Many Days Should You Spend in Hong Kong?

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Even if you’re reading this post in 2022 and the coronavirus pandemic is a distant nightmare, I imagine—I hope—you’ll find its contents of use.

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China’s Other Capital

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China’s former capital is at least as enthralling as its current one, even if both suffer from the same choking air pollution.

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The Truth About Shanghai

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Whether you’re going as part of a larger trip to China or just because, 3 days in Shanghai is all you need for a proper introduction.

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The SAR and the City Above the Sea

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There are countless important distinctions between these two cities—and not just that the citizens of one speak Cantonese and the others definitely don’t.

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