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Interview with Jeff Fuchs, first westerner to traverse the Ancient Tea and Horse Caravan Road

WildChina’s Alex Grieves recently interviewed Jeff Fuchs, the first westerner to traverse the ancient Tea and Horse Caravan Road, author of The Ancient Tea Horse Road: Travels with the Last of the Himalayan Muleteers, and...
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“Little Sun-Covered Mountains”: Fuding’s White Tea

Fuding, Fujian Province is known for some of the finest white tea in the world. Intrigued to see how the modern climate of a market economy was affecting this region, I hopped on a bullet...
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Beautiful night in an old town in Yunnan

What We’re Reading: “In Shanghai, Preservation Takes Work”

It seems that Beijing is not the only Chinese city whose rapidly-changing aesthetic and identity have visitors and residents alike thinking about its past and present. Recently, a New York Times article, titled “In Shanghai,...
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Fisherman in YangShuo

More Earthquake Updates: Further news, and how you can help

Debris from Trangu Monastery In recent days, WildChina has been working with our local partners to get on-the-ground knowledge of the Yushu earthquake tragedy, and to provide needed supplies and aid. Since our last post...
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Chinese door in Hutong alley

WildChina Offers Tents to Qinghai Earthquake Victims

WildChina wishes to send our deepest condolences to the victims of Wednesday morning’s 7.1-magnitude Qinghai earthquake in Yushu (northwestern China, bordering Tibet). Our thoughts are with our local Qinghai partner and his staff as they...
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Mei Zhang joins Adventure Travel Trade Association’s Advisory Board

WildChina is pleased to announce that our founder, Mei Zhang, has recently joined Adventure Travel Trade Associaton (ATTA)’s 15-member Advisory Board. In the company of other innovative leaders in the adventure travel industry, Mei looks...
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Fisherman in YangShuo

Interview with Fred, WildChina guide

At WildChina, we really value our WildChina guides and the incredible work that they do to give our clients unique, bespoke, once-in-a-lifetime experiences all across China. WildChina’s Alex Grieves recently sat down with our WildChina...
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Travel Tip: How To Survive A Train Ride In China With Children

You’re in China! As part of your off-the-beaten-path, bespoke experience to the Middle Kingdom, you are taking a 12 (or 15, 18, 24, 36…) hour train ride in China from point A to point B,...
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Lion’s Peak Village and the Wangs: Tea and the Environment in Rural Zhejiang

Walking through the mist-laden Longjing Mountains (龙井山-lóngjǐngshān), also known as the Dragon Well Mountains, I stumble upon the entrance to Lion’s Peak Village (狮峰-shīfēngcūn)—one of the five villages that comprise Longjing County. As I follow...
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Chinese door in Hutong alley

The Magic of Mt. Kawagebo and Yubeng

At 1 am Beijing time this past Saturday, I received this email below from my colleague, Sunshine. I am used to his quick email responses to my last detailed request for a flight or a...
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