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Mei Zhang

Chinese door in Hutong alley

Top 5 things to avoid when planning a China trip

There are some activities that seem to enter all itineraries going to China, and they can sound so appealing, but they really shouldn’t be for you, if you are reading my blog posts. 1. Cloisonné...
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Beautiful night in an old town in Yunnan

Mr. Tour Guide, would you leave me alone please?

My husband and I arrive at Setti Fatma, got out of the car, and were immediately approached by Mohamed, a 20ish year old young man hankering for a job as our tour guide. We planed...
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Chinese door in Hutong alley

What’s so “wild” about WildChina?

At Pure Life Experience luxury travel tradeshow in Marrakech, Morocco, I met about 60 travel agents and tour operators from around the world. The most asked question was “So, tell me what’s so wild about...
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Man enjoying his tea

Top 5 Places in China to See – even during the Winter

Just received a call from Jim from Colorado, a potential traveler of WildChina, and this was what he said: “Hi, some friends recommended you. So, I am calling because I want to go to China...
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Imperial dragon patterns

Mei Zhang, Founder of WildChina, selected as Judge for 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

Mei Zhang, founder of WildChina, was recently named as a judge on the Finalist Selection Committee for the 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. The awards, organized by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), are “aimed at...
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Girl praying at an ancient temple

What are the similarities between a Chinese funeral and wedding?

“We sat around the table on stools, lunching on simple foods, stir-fried greens, meats and rice. Nainai had her bowl as well – placed by one of her grandsons at the foot of her coffin....
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Traditional Chinese Architecture

Top places to visit if you travel to China for Modern Art

I had some Chinese friends over for dinner over the weekend and we were all lamenting the fact that we missed out buying a piece of Zhang Xiaogang’s portrait of a Chinese family. For those...
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The mystic Yellow Mountain in Anhui

China’s Next Generation

I must be out of touch with China’s next generation. The son of a friend of mine called me up for some advice on career. This is how the conversation went: Son of a Friend...
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Tibetan Buddhism Flags

China’s World Heritage

China has 38 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a designation that can sometimes be both a blessing and a curse to these cultural and natural areas due to the influx of tourists. So how can we ensure responsible travel in...
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Chinese door in Hutong alley

WildChina on Let’s Travel! Radio (Oct. 22, 12 pm EST)

You’ve read our blog – now hear us on the radio! On Thursday, Oct. 22, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST in the U.S., tune into Let’s Travel!, a weekly, global radio talk show hosted...
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