Author: Travel Maker

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G and Tea Review – English Afternoon tea at The Star, Sydney, Australia

This article has been updated 11/08/2020 to show price changes. There’s a new high tea place in Sydney besides the one in Queen Victoria Building, and I love new restaurants, so I went to try it with friends. Technically, the fancy stuff we now call High Tea, was originally called Low Tea and bridged the […]

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China Transport Xiamen

How to get to Gulangyu Island in Xiamen, Fujian, China

If you want to go to Gulangyu Island, you should probably read this article first. This guide will provide you with some in-depth details on how to actually get there. Gulangyu IslandGulangyu is a small, car free, residential island on the west coast of Xiamen main island in Fujian Province in China. It is also […]

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Architecture China Photography Travel Xiamen

Yun Shui Yao Tulou in Fujian, China

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Tulou buildings in Fujian, China. Typical photos show large round buildings made of soil and mud, with dark roofs and an internal circular courtyard. Tulou in Chinese technically means “soil building”, thus can exist as rectangular buildings as well as round ones. These unique buildings are found only in […]

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China Culture and tradition Travel Xiamen

Xiamen Tea Fair Spring Edition

A few weeks ago, I went to Xiamen on a whim to the Xiamen Tea Fair. I found out about it on my Xiamen airlines flight to Harbin in February for the winter festival. I wanted to go, then forgot about it until 1 week before it was due to start. I could just make […]

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China Guides Transport Travel Xiamen

Reading bus timetables in China

In this article, I’ll explain how to read bus timetables in China. Of all the bus timetables I’ve seen in various cities in China, they are all in this same format, so hopefully it will give you some guidance, but I can’t guarantee all bus timetables in China are like this. This example photo was […]

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China Guides Travel

How to go to China for a short holiday WITHOUT getting a visa in advance*!

NOTE UPDATED October 4th 2020 This information was valid and current before COVID-19. Circumstances would have changed. Please do your own research. DISCLAIMERPLEASE NOTE: Visas are legal documents. These methods are limited to certain cities in China and citizens of eligible countries. I could not find a reliable source of information on the internet about […]

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Accommodation China China Accommodation Travel

Somerset Software Park Hotel, Xiamen

Revised 0ctober 4th 2020 This post is about one of the hotels I stayed at in Xiamen, the Somerset Software Park Hotel. Watch the video to see a tour of the room. The Somerset Software Park Hotel is, as listed on Booking.com, an apartment, and on their business card, a serviced apartment. I‘d say the […]

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Architecture China Photo Posts (feast your eyes) Photography Travel

Nan Putuo Temple, Xiamen, in Fujian, China

Overview:Attraction type: Architectural, Chinese Buddhist temple, lookouts over the cityEntry is freeHow to get here: Any bus that goes to Xia Da Nan Putuo “夏大(南普陀)站” Accessibility: With help, you can bring a pram. I did see multiple prams here, but being China, wheelchair accessibility might be harder as the ramps are generally steep and are […]

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Review of Xiamen Exhibition Center Hotel

I recently went on a last minute week long trip to Xiamen, Fujian, China, without pre-applying for a Chinese visa! I’ll write about that in a separate post. This post is about one of the hotels I stayed at in Xiamen. It will be a lengthy and thorough review, because this property is new and […]

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China Harbin Travel

Winter Fun in Harbin, China

Located in the far north east, Harbin is a city in Heilongjiang province in China. Heilongjiang is the food bowl of China, producing the vast majority of crops in China. Werbung: jetzt-drucken-lassen.de In particular, there is an area there that produces the delicious Wuchang rice, named after the location it is grown in. The name […]

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