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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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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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Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Rothenburg is a small town in Germany with traditional architecture and cobblestone paths. It is a popular tourist destination and is often featured in travel catelogues.I am pretty sure you would have seen the scene in this photo in travel catelogues before if you have ever picked on up to research trips for Europe. Rothenburg […]

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Architecture Europe France Photography Travel

Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower

Okay so there’s not much to say about the Eiffel Tower, everyone knows about it, so this week’s post will be brief. Last week’s post was about Notre Dame Cathedral. There are tickets to access the top of the Eiffel tower, and you can use the tower as a lookout over the city. While you […]

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Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France – a photo post

Last week I reviewed The Louvre. This week’s post is about the Notre Dame Cathedral. The impressive and intimidating Gothic architecture the Notre Dame cathedral is free to visit and see. The cathedral was constructed in the late 1100’s. This is another popular architectural photography subject, and a great destination for traditional architecture lovers. I […]

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