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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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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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A waterfall on the White River with Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the background.

My Favorite Travel Posts of the Week: April 3, 2013

Every week on Tripologist, I like to share some of my favorite travel-related posts from around the web. If you have a post that you think is especially great, put a comment below, send me a link through the Contact page, or ...
by Jim Cheney
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Jim Cheney, the Tripologist, and his wife hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge in southwestern China.

My Top 10 Travel Experiences of 2012

In many ways, 2012 was the most exciting year of my life. During the year, I spent time in twelve different countries and traveled for six months. I got to ride an elephant, pet a tiger, traverse Siberia, herd goats with nomad...
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 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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