Blog Tag - Talking Travel

Ko Tao: Catch Your Breath on Turtle Island
Thailand’s Ko Tao, also known as Turtle Island, has the best of both tropical worlds: incredible beaches made to lounge on and deep blue waters...
Travel and Leisure Magazine Names Waldorf Astoria Beijing's Top Hotel
Bad news for Beijing: yet another international list of travel destinations has been announced, and Beijing is nowhere near it. Not only was Beijing...
Hanoi and Outlying Adventures: Karsts, Rice Paddies, and the Contagious Energy of the Capital In Between
Bordering China’s southern provinces of Yunnan and Guangxi, Vietnam’s place in Asia has not only been molded by its mammoth sister to the north,...
China's High-Speed Passengers No Longer Have to Eat Overpriced Mush-With-Rice, Well, Outside of Beijing at Least
This post comes courtesy of our content partners at TechNode. Despite traveling at 300km per hour, as of today, it is now possible to order takeaway...
Beijing's Best Airbnb Options for a Weekend Away
Are you looking for a weekend getaway that won’t break the bank but will be fun for all? Well, make use of the shared economy possibilities of Airbnb...
R1 How to Spend 24 Hours in Tianjin
If you want to escape Beijing for a change of scene, Tianjin is only a day trip away and has a completely different feel to the capital. Where East...
Get Out: Head to Jinan and Enjoy Hot Springs A Mere 1.5 Hours from Beijing by Train
Haven't settled on a summer destination yet? Don't have enough annual leave remaining to go very far? Thankfully China has plenty to explore...
R Make Your Next Weekend Away a Gourmet Break in Kuala Lumpur
Just a six-hour direct flight from Beijing (budget airline Air Asia X flies twice a day, although the times are a little antisocial), Kuala Lumpur is...
Liyuan Library: Experiencing Beijing’s Most Instagrammable Library
Libraries have played an integral role throughout human history as a place where knowledge is stored, protected, and passed down from generation to...
Explore These Chinese Cities From Beijing for Under RMB 300 a Plane Ticket
With June comes the mad scramble to figure out what in the hell you're going to do for a vacation this summer and what's even available now that you'...
Not Just for Tourists: How to Make the Most of Beijing's Scenic Spots
Beijing’s scenic spots are often dismissed as touristy by those of us who have called this city home for longer than, say, six months. This summer,...
Three Days in Yangon: A City on the Rise
Yangon is a city on the rise. Once known as Rangoon, Myanmar’s largest city offers tropical breezes, a vibrant and surprisingly cosmopolitan urban...
Exploring Beijing by foot
Beijing is not a walkable city. In fact, it can be fairly hostile to pedestrians. But that doesn’t mean it lacks interesting places to explore by...
Mandarin Monday: How to Buy Tickets and Take a Train in China
Mandarin Monday is a weekly column where – similar to our Mandarin Month series earlier this year – we help you improve your Chinese by detailing fun...
852 Suds, A Guide to Hong Kong’s Craft Beer Scene
Hong Kong is a little like a diamond: you may think you’ve seen its sparkle, but turn it over and there are even more shiny facets to find. This is...