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

NOTE UPDATED July 31st 2022 The information in this article was valid before the commencement of COVID-19. Regulations have changed, particularly in pandemic times and some links may not be working anymore. Visas are legal documents and you should do your own research. Stay safe and out of trouble! DISCLAIMERPLEASE NOTE: Visas are legal documents. […]

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Europe Germany Transport Travel

€9 Flat rate monthly local public transport ticket Germany-wide!

Backpackers rejoice! Explore all of Germany for just €9 a month in June, July and August! Your quick, no nonsense guide to the €9 ticket ticket! In this guide, I will go over the main points of the new €9 Euro Ticket. For more FAQ’s, visit their official webpage: https://www.bahn.de/angebot/regio/9-euro-ticket What is the €9 ticket? […]

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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 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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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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adventure Travel

How to Cross the Street in Saigon

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Real photo gallery

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