A Primer for Mid-Autumn Festival

As China’s priceless ancient traditions slowly dry up in the internet age, take a moment to learn about some historic culture and appreciate its tales and wisdom. Back 500 years

48 hours in shanghai

China’s mighty financial center of the north is great for business, but how is it for lazy weekends, casual dinners out and raucous parties? Perhaps better than you’d think. At

Let’s Talk About Home…

“Where thou art, that is home.” -Emily Dickinson We now are just wrapping up the season of the great annual Dongguan exodus. Come July, and expats start to flee the

Give the Dog a Vacation He Deserves

Dog owners rejoice! There’s finally a perfect spot to spend a lazy afternoon with man’s best friend. Will you swim or play games? Does your pet need a little schooling?

Get Your Ticket to Ride

Too many times have we missed trains because of the eternal queues to buy tickets. What is taking so long?! Skip the lines and join the modern age with Dongguan’s

A Weekend in Qingdao

Tranquil, idyllic and slightly inebriated. Home of the internationally famous beer, you may expect to find streets packed with drunkards, but will find cheery granddads and taxi drivers, instead. Anyone who has

The Food Behind the Dragon

Everyone knows the racing dragons that invade local waterways each June. Some may have even tried zongzi, the holiday treat. but almost assuredly, almost no one knows how to make

24 hours in Siem Reap

The famous Angkor Wat and the surrounding Siem Reap aren’t just places for photos. There’s also plenty of room to make your adventure there the most amnestic trip you’ve ever

A City of Fairy Tales and Goblins

Backpackers and budget travel. What matters is to breathe in a little China and this was our prerogative when we arrived. Destination: Guilin.   With intentions to explore, we were

Eat, Pick and See

There’s nothing like Getting out of the city and into the wild. Everything’s better at the source, but especially fruits and vegetables. Though normally framed as the world’s factory, Dongguan