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hiking in China

Episode 24: The Tea Horse Road as a Continuous Hiking Trail

For this episode we explore the possibility of making the Tea Horse Road a continuous hiking trail by looking at the Rails-To-Trails project in the US with Ed Norton, Founding Chairman of the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy.
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Man looking after cattle on the Tibetan plateau

The China Hiking Havens Few Outsiders Know About

In the western regions of China, unbeknownst to most travellers, are some of the world’s most spectacular places for hiking and exploration. Many of these areas are so awe-inspiring that they hold a special religious significance among local people....
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Travels that changed one’s life

Travels that changed life. I was munching on my chicken salad sandwich when my colleague popped into my office, “ Oh, sorry. Here you go. Conde Nast Traveler Magazine issue you’ve been waiting for!”. I...
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A camel resting in the Gobi Desert

Travel Tips for Backpacking in China’s Wild West

I recently returned to WildChina’s Beijing office after spending 11 days in Gansu province, and a friend similarly returned via train to the capital city yesterday after a month in Xinjiang and we decided to...
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Tibetan Buddhism Flags

Meet our Guizhou guides on Vimeo

Inspired by Guizhou‘s Miao minority villages in which we recently organized homestays – more on that later – we’re pleased to introduce two of our top guides in Guizhou on WildChina’s top guides in Guizhou....
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Travel Tip: Navigating China with a Group, Part 1: Leading a Group Trip

Travel to China can sometimes be a stressful place to travel just by yourself or with a friend/spouse. So, what about with a group of, say, 10-15 people? After recently tour leading in Henan province,...
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Man looking after cattle on the Tibetan plateau

Yunnan and beyond: My interview with Chris Horton of GoKunming

I just did an interview by email with Chris Horton, Founder / Editor of GoKunming. His questions brought back so many nice memories of Yunnan. Thought I’d share them here: Mei Zhang: Yunnan native, WildChina...
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