Backpacking in Fujian Province: Touring Gaobei Hamlet

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Panny and I were on an all day tour of the Earthen Buildings in the Fujian Province of China. After going inside the highly impressive “King of Tulou” (Chengqi Building), we decided to walk up the hill behind it to …

Backpacking in Macau: Our Top Tips

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Surprisingly, Macau is not only about losing or winning money in casinos, dining out in posh restaurants, drinking cocktails and doing shopping. In fact, Macau has a lot to offer in terms of free sightseeing. Yes, it’s even ice cool …

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Backpacking in Hong Kong: Top 5 Sights

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Once you have decided to cross the border from China to Hong Kong, what will you do? While there isn’t a shortage of possibilities, it helps to know what to look for in Hong Kong. What’s there to see, where can …

Backpacking in Fujian Province: Taxia Village By Day and Night

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Our spectacular tour of the inland part of the Fujian Province of China ended in Taxia Village, where we were staying for the night. When you are backpacking in Fujian Province, places like this are dreamy, remote and inspiring. The …

Backpacking in Fujian Province: King of Tulou, Chengqi Building

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On our ongoing reports on backpacking in Fujian Province, we concentrate next on the Chengqi Building which is the King of Tulou. Arrival at the Chengqi Building was just before noon for us and this area is known as the …

Backpacking in Beijing: Top 5 Sights

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About Beijing There are plenty of reasons why you should add Beijing to your list when visiting the Land of Dragons on your backpacking in China adventure. It not only has a numerous historical monuments such as the Temple of …

Backpacking in Fujian Province: Yun Shui Yao Village

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Names of places in China confuse you and when you’re backpacking in Fujian Province it’s no different, in fact it’s as confusing as it gets! This village, which we like to call Yun Shui Yao has also been named Won Soy …

Backpacking in Hunan Province: Magical Fenghuang

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If you are backpacking China on the cheap and looking for a mystical and authentic place nearby Hunan province to explore, you can’t miss Fenghuang. Many locals claim that the time has been frozen here and the Mother Nature has …

Backpacking in Fujian Province: Xiamen, the “X” City!

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While backpacking in Fujian Province, we recommend touring Xiamen once you’ve had your fix of the countryside Tulou. Xiamen roped me in immediately for one strange reason – it’s beginning letter! I was sure that until I went to Xiamen, I had never …

Backpacking in Hunan Province: The Unknown Town of Huayuan

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About Huayuan Huayuan is a place with a very small population in the province of Hunan, China where I had a chance to live for 10 months from September 2011 to June 2012. I was teaching English in one of …

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