Tiger Leaping Gorge (虎跳峡) is a renowned scenic area located in the northern part of Yunnan province in southwestern China, halfway between the cities of Shangri-La and Lijiang. The gorge is a deep canyon in which flows the Jinsha River (金沙江) with violent ferocity. Jinsha is actually the name forRead More →

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 →

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 →

NOTE: please see 2020 update at the end of this post. 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,Read More →

Last Updated: July 5, 2020 Whether you are planning to move to China or to visit on holiday, you are probably wondering how much everything costs here. The truth is, it is often difficult to find accurate or realistic information online about things like cost of living. Even on someRead More →

When you have lived in China for a little while, you start realizing that riding an electric scooter is the best way to get around your city. Having a scooter (also known as “e-bike” or “moped”) allows you to reach those “remote” locations in between two subway stations, while zig-zaggingRead More →

Note: the process and conditions for China work visa transfer may currently be different from described in this article, due to special circumstances as a result of COVID-19. Please use this article as a guide to understand the process but check thoroughly with your local authorities and visa agents regardingRead More →