Are you going to Kyoto? Do you wonder what you should see, do or where to go? Check! In this article you’ll find a short compilation of most interesting attractions this beautiful city has to offer.
Are you planning to travel around China? Have you thought of coming to Lishui (Zhejiang Province)? Maybe you should. This city, and surrounding mountains, have much more to offer than you’d expect. And, what’s very rare nowadays, it’s still relatively undiscovered by tourists. See what this region has to offer…
Tokyo is a city of contrasts. Next to old streets and temples, you have skyscrapers with night clubs and coffee shops, with 'spirit of anime' at every step. Let's go for a virtual trip through the three most poplar districts. Each one has a distinct characteristics and leaves you with a different feeling.
Tired of skyscrapers and neons? How about trying slower pace environment for a change? Kamakura is a small town with plenty of shrines, woods and beaches conveniently located less then 1h train ride from Tokyo.
Are you staying in Tokyo? Have you thought about escaping the big city rush or simply going to a place, where most foreign tourists don't go? If yes, Mt. Takao might be just the right thing for you.. Check how to get there and what there's to see...
Are you coming to Krakow for the World Youth Day? Here you'll find some information that can help you to get around. Weather, money, transport, safety and more...
Do you have a power bank? Do you want to take it to China? If yes, you might have a problem. See why...
You might think: is there a point in going to a hot spring in a tropical country? Surprisingly it is. Besides - the hot spring itself isn’t the most interesting place in Poring. What is then? See for yourself (there are 2 films attached)...
Small island lost somewhere at the South China Sea. White sandy beaches, crystal clear water, no electricity during the day time. Place where time seams to stop. Check what you can do and see in this little piece of paradise (there’s underwater film as well).
When you travel to another country one of the first lessons to learn is what you can bring with you and what items might cause problems at the border. The same question implies to shipping things to/from China. For example you might wonder if you’re allowed to send your family year worth of chicken feet supply for Christmas. Check what our guest writer – Mike from Internationalmoving company has to say about the topic - import/export regulations.
Arriving at the bus or railway station in a new city might be one of the most scary experience for someone traveling around China. Reason? Taxi drivers. What’s so scary about them? Check yourself.
Once in a while it’s nice to go somewhere for a weekend. Suichang seams like a nice choice for a short escapade. It’s one of the most interesting Lishui counties. Hot springs, white water rafting, gold mine and National Park are it’s most known attractions. You can however try something different, far from well established tourist paths…
Short story how visiting a doctor with a sore throat, ends with a headache. What should you do if you catch cold and why there are five unfamiliar men coming with you to the doctor's office. Let’s make it clear. Between visiting the doctor in China and in the West there is a world of difference… cultural at least.
As a teacher you’ve got 1 month of holidays for Chinese New Year. What to do with this time? Staying at home is not an option. It just would be a painful loss of a wonderful opportunity. Traveling around China during spring festival can be very bothersome though (crowds everywhere, problems with obtaining tickets and booking hotel rooms). Not sure what to do, you stare dully at the map. Then comes sudden realization… Wow! Philippines are so close! Quick look at flight tickets prices and your holiday trip plan is ready. Now you can bid cold winter farewell and enjoy sun at paradise island. Hello El Nido!
Strolling down the streets somewhere in the Southeastern China, you encounter this intriguing plant every now and then. It’s standing in front of fruit shops or is sold by street vendors at parks and crossroads. As someone raised in Europe (in temperate climate) you’re unable to recognize the nature of this reed. Finally one day, during a walk, your friend asks if you want to eat something sweet…
Who am I?
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My name is Aga.
I come from Poland.
Currently (since October 2012) I’m working in China as an English teacher embracing my new life as a foreigner in the Far East. For more - look “About me” chapter.
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