Tiger Leaping Gorge 1 – TD 0

Home to unique minority groups, beautiful landscapes and an expertly marketed tourism industry, Yunnan Provence is on almost everyone’s Southern China itinerary. We first spent about a week between Lijiang and Dali, two beautifully “preserved” ancient cities. Note: Preservation in China often means knocking down the old stuff and rebuilding … Continue Reading →

The Giant Buddah's head dwarfs the crowd waiting to see it, almost

Neverending stairs, monastaries and a big motherfucking buddah

If you’re thinking about visiting famous tourist sites in China, remember to bring lots of cash and patience. It seems as though every place of interest, no matter how mundane, will charge you a hefty entrance fee. Sometimes you have to pay additional money in order to access a temple, … Continue Reading →

The 13 million strong Chinese city you’ve never heard of – Chengdu

You can’t help seeing all the news stories about China with its booming economy, increasing modernization and how it will probably be the next decade’s superpower. Still, it didn’t hit home until we arrived in Chengdu – this ain’t no podunk town. Besides the slick new airport, the city boasts … Continue Reading →