Blog Tag - Talking Travel

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...
R Shenzhen Sightseeing: What is There to See in the Southernmost Pearl of the River Delta?
A city with a population of almost 12 million, Shenzhen is one of the five largest and wealthiest municipalities in China. This city, which borders...
DP Beijing's Excellent Okra 1949 Has a Hong Kong Sibling: Okra Kitchen
Whenever anyone asks me what my favorite Japanese restaurant in Beijing is, Okra 1949 in the Hidden City comes up. It's the perfect place to take...
Massive Delays Ahead as Beijing Airport Shuts Down Main Runway in April
Getting in and out of Beijing will be a pain next month as the world's second busiest airport is set to close its main runway for 28 days in April,...
Get Out: Serene Gardens and Meandering Waterways Await with a Short Break in Suzhou and Tongli
As the old saying goes, “above there is heaven; below, there is Suzhou and Hangzhou” (上有天堂 下有苏杭 shàng yǒu tiāntáng xià yǒu sū háng), referring to the...
Could you be the Next WildChina Explorer?
Do you spend every free afternoon at your desk scrolling through Instagram and daydreaming about your next adventure? Do you read guide books...
Spring Hike: See the Silver Mountain and Pagoda Forest
As the weather is gradually getting warmer and warmer, why not get active by hiking this spring? This weekend, China Culture Center will head onto...