The Covid-19 outbreak (Wuhan virus) shows signs of decline. First Chinese cities relax quarantine measures.
For about three weeks, the world has been following all reports about the new coronavirus holding its breath. Newspapers and TV news are full of headlines like 'The new deadly virus kills hundreds in China!'. Pharmacies around the world are selling out surgical masks. WHO statistics however, indicate that this virus is not as dangerous as the media tend to present it, and the epidemic itself is finally beginning to show signs of decline (or at least stabilization). Today, the first Chinese cities released some of the residents from home quarantine and allowed some shops and restaurants to be opened.
Nowadays China has switched from cash to mobile payment nearly entirely. Unfortunately, up until now in order to use this service, one had to have a bank card from a Chinese bank. That understandably left a huge population of foreign tourists outside the system. Now it’s about to change. If you’re planning a trip to China, see what you should do in order to access this service.
Have you ever dreamed to hop on the horse and just ride through the endless mountains? In Georgia it’s possible. See, how to do it…
Have you ever seen it sold in Chinese candy shops or on Amazon? If you have ever wondered what that really is, have a look. Most probably, it’s something different than you thought it be.
Have you ever dreamed about travelling through total wilderness? Maciek and his friends did just that. Here is the story of their adventure in Kyrgystan and Uzbekistan enriched by photos of absolutely stunning places.
Guest article by Maciek…
Do you want to go for quiet holidays where you could swim, dive, hike and lazy around in a beautiful landscape? The Romblon Island is what you might be looking for.
Have you heard about Tablas Island? Me neither. That is why I thought it might be a nice place to go – somewhere, where you won’t trip over other tourists all the time. Was it worthwhile… Hell yeah!
Have you ever seen one of those funny photos or videos of people walking on shaky legs through the glass bridge? Most of those shots are probably from Zhangjiajie (where they shot the Avatar). Because of the extreme popularity of this attraction in a last few years, glass bridges have sprouted all across China. Jinyun (Zhejiang Province) just got one as well. Have a look…
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.
Do you like travelling to places where hardly any tourists are? China has a multitude of those undiscovered gems. One of them are definitely the rapeseed terraces in Longquan county (Zhejiang province). Once a year this place turns into a scenery that could easily fit in a fairy-tale. See for yourself…
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…
In the news, you can often see the New Year celebrations in China. Fireworks, dragons, music… But how does it really look like? See for yourselves. The Year of the Dog has come.
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.
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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