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Beautiful night in an old town in Yunnan

Traversing China by Train

Imagine speeding by green terraced rice fields, nose pressed against cool glass, marveling at the craggy cliffs of dark mountains looming overhead. Or watching a pair of water buffalo splashing through a waterlogged rice paddy,...
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Tibetan Buddhism Flags

Kyle Johnson: China’s Ultimate World Traveler

Would you exchange luxurious material possessions for the opportunity to take an extraordinary journey around the world? From the towering snow-capped mountain peaks of Alaska to the age-old charming hutongs located in the heart of...
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Ethnic Minorities of China

Jet Lag Got You Down?

Even the most experienced travelers dread the inevitable misery of jet lag. Our bodies normally follow natural cycles called circadian rhythms – internal clocks that dictate when we sleep, when we feel awake, when we...
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Buddhist sculpture and art

Can I breathe that?

Stories of pollution in China are all over the news. In the midst of this flurry of information, you probably have a lot of questions about what exactly it all means. To start, what is...
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Girl praying at an ancient temple

New Year’s Eve in the Fragrant Harbor

Depending on what city you are in, New Year’s Eve can take on a lot of different shapes. You can watch the ball drop in New York City, join the New Year’s day parade in...
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Imperial dragon patterns

Festivals & great weather make autumn a great time for China travel

Fall is a beautiful time to come to China – the rain and humidity of the summer lifts, the sky clears and the air becomes a bit more crisp.  Landscapes and nature reserves throughout the...
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