Man looking after cattle on the Tibetan plateau

How to Fly: Miles vs. Cash

As someone who makes a few international flights a year, I’m often confronted by the frequent flier miles vs. cash dilemma when it comes time...
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Beautiful night in an old town in Yunnan

What Will Happen If I Travel to China During H1N1 Flu?

You may have read that New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was just quarantined with his wife and a member of his staff after sitting near...
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Rice Terraces in the south of China

Finding a Good Restaurant in China

Out of all the questions I’m asked about living in China, the most common is definitely “So, how’s the food?” In a word, delicious. From...
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A camel resting in the Gobi Desert

Goodbye Kashgar Old Town

As we’ve all heard , Kashgar’s Old Town, a place of 2100 years’ history, is being destroyed. I’m sad to say that I witnessed this...
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Beautiful night in an old town in Yunnan

Interview With Our Expert – National Geographic Photographer Michael Yamashita

This October, Michael Yamashita will lead a 9-day photography journey on the Silk Road. We caught up with Michael Yamashita to chat about photography tips,...
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Imperial dragon patterns

Tips for Avoiding Altitude Sickness

In Tibet, “the Roof of the World”, Lhasa is one of the most beautiful cities on earth. At an elevation of 3,650 meters above sea...
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A camel resting in the Gobi Desert

What We’re Reading: Countdown to the 2010 Shanghai Expo

I read a great article in the Washington Post recently about the countdown to the 2010 Shanghai Expo. If you’ve never been to Shanghai, this...
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Traditional Chinese Architecture

Three Yunnan Spots Considered for World Heritage Designation

As is obvious from our previous posts about Yunnan, we at WildChina can’t say enough about this beautifully diverse southwestern province. Not only do we regularly...
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Traditional Chinese Architecture

2/3 of Kashgar’s Old Town Bulldozed

WildChina's local partners in Xinjiang have confirmed an article written by Paul Mooney in The National on the recent destruction of 2/3 of Kashgar's Old...
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Fisherman in YangShuo

Author Michael Meyer Talks About Beijing’s Disappearing Hutong Neighborhoods

Michael Meyer is the author of a soon-to-be-published book called The Last Days of Old Beijing, which describes the disappearing hutong neighborhoods of Beijing, as...
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Chinese door in Hutong alley

A Year After Sichuan, Reflections

May is a special month for me. May 10th is Mother’s Day. I appreciate my Mom, who is the greatest person in the world, gives...
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Girl praying at an ancient temple

On the Road: Pudacuo National Park, Yunnan

When I spoke to my colleague Jia Liming on the phone last night, she could hardly contain the excitement she felt after visiting Pudacuo National...
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