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The area around Yangshuo, China, is perfect for a bike ride.

Getting Utterly Lost in Yangshuo, China’s Yulong River Valley

There is an odd mix of desperation and uneasiness that sets in when you’re lost in a foreign country. Doubly so when you’re lost in a country like China. It took me about 2 seconds to realize my Chinese, which cons...
by Jim Cheney
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A waterfall on the White River with Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the background.

Getting Up Close and Personal with China’s Jade Dragon Mountain

When we got to the top of the gondola, 4,506 meters above sea level, it was hard to believe that we had been sweltering in Southeast Asia only a week before. Dressed in our warmest clothes, which consisted of little more than s...
by Jim Cheney
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The View of Tiger Leaping Gorge from the Hiking Trail, Yunnan Province, China.

Tiger Leaping Gorge: China’s Most Breathtaking Hike

Sitting just outside the town of Lijiang, in China’s southwestern corner, is Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. On one side of the mountain is one of the region’s most popular destinations, Yulong Snow Mountain Scenic Area,...
by Jim Cheney
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The view of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon from the top of Victoria Peak.

9 Great Things to Do in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is near the top of many traveler’s must-see lists and with good reason. From colonial architecture to towering skyscrapers and fantastic food, Hong Kong is where the east truly meets the west. In 2011, there wer...
by Jim Cheney
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The Jinshanling Great Wall of China stretches off into the distance.

Finding Peacefulness on the Great Wall of China

If I could only use one word to describe the Great Wall of China, what word would I choose? Maybe I’d pick something like majestic, beautiful, or awesome. After all, there is nothing else like the Great Wall of China. But...
by Jim Cheney
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Cars and people move past Largo de Senado, a great starting point for any day trip to Macau.

5 Fantastic Things to Do in Macau

While many travelers visit Hong Kong every year, few make it over to the sister city of Macau. An easy day trip from Hong Kong thanks to ferries that run 24-hours a day, the Macau Peninsula offers visitors a fantastic array of ...
by Jim Cheney
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