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An alley in Lijiang, China's old town. The side-streets are refreshingly empty despite the tourist hordes.

Photo of the Week: A Quiet Alley in Lijiang, China

It isn’t often that an earthquake creates a tourist destination, but that’s what happened after the 1996 earthquake in southwestern China. Thanks to the tremendous amount of news coverage both in and out of China, L...
by Jim Cheney
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The View of Tiger Leaping Gorge from the Hiking Trail, Yunnan Province, China.

The Magic of Southwestern China

In 2010, China welcomed nearly 56 million international tourists to its country, making it the third most visited country in the world. Of these tourists, many of them stayed on the eastern coast of the country, visiting large ...
by Jim Cheney
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The Three Pagodas of Chong Sheng Temple in Dali, China.

Photo of the Week: Dali’s Three Ancient Pagodas

Standing like silent watchmen over the town of Dali in China’s Yunnan Province, the Three Pagodas of Chong Sheng Temple are some of the oldest buildings left standing in the country. Originally built between the 9th and 1...
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 Stone Forest just south of Kunming, China.

Photo of the Week: China’s Stone Forest

Imagine for a moment you are walking through a forest, surrounded by nature and feeling tiny compared to the magnificent objects that surround you. However, instead of the green and brown of trees, you are instead surrounded by...
by Jim Cheney
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Our rough travel itinerary is marked by the red line.

6 Months of Travel: Tripologist Goes on the Road

I’ve got some exciting news that I’ve been itching to share for a while, and have mentioned several times on Twitter if you have been paying close enough attention: I’m taking the plunge into long-term travel!...
by Jim Cheney
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