Yangtze River Cruise

Chinese door in Hutong alley

The Three Most Overrated China Travel Experiences

Originally posted on Caixin Global On January 3, 2019, the U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory cautioning people to be more vigilant when traveling to China. China is now, according to the State Department,...
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Traditional Chinese Architecture

Is it safe to go on a Yangtze River cruise this summer?

According to a recent Los Angeles Times article, China’s Three Gorges Dam, the country’s “largest construction project since the Great Wall,” is showing signs of strain. A summer of record-breaking rains and floodwaters has “severely...
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Candles in a Buddhist temple

Are taiqi and fan-making lessons tourist traps?

I saw a client email to my staff another day, requesting a series of changes to the itineraries we proposed. The client’s email read: 1) There is a scheduled visit to the Temple of Heaven...
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