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Frugal Traveler: How to Travel to (and Around) China, From VPNs to T.P.

Frugal Traveler: How to Travel to (and Around) China, From VPNs to T.P.A handful of practical tips to help make sure your next trip to the world’s most populous country is smooth sailing from start to finish.http://rss.nytimes.com/services/xml/rss/nyt/Travel.xmlNYT > Travelhttps://static01.nyt.com/images/misc/NYT_logo_rss_250x40.pngTravel887LUCAS PETERSON -geoquono- Tweet

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Make it a Muji holiday: lifestyle brand to open two hotels in China

Make it a Muji holiday: lifestyle brand to open two hotels in China Japanese homeware company Muji plans to extend its minimal design concept into the hospitality sector with the launch of hotels in Beijing and Shenzhen It’s a lifestyle brand known for its minimal stationery, clothing and homeware, but now Japanese store Muji is taking a step into hospitality – with the opening of two hotels in China. Related: Shenzhen’s new V&A-approved culture centre to showcase city’s artistic side Continue reading… Japanese homeware company Muji plans to extend its minimal design concept into the hospitality sector with the launch of hotels in Beijing and Shenzhen It’s a lifestyle brand known for its minimal stationery, clothing and homeware, but…

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China’s most exciting trek

China’s most exciting trek On one of China’s five great mountains, you’ll find one of the world’s most dangerous hikes. Mount Huashan and its five peaks have a long history of religious significance. Considered holy since the second century BCE, the slopes and peaks of this entire mountain are dotted with vistas and Taoist temples. It has been a popular retreat for the hardiest of hermits and strong-willed and steel-nerved visitors. There are four ways to summit Mount Huashan and gain access to its five peaks — two by foot, and two by cable car. Three converge just below the North Peak summit, the lowest of the five peaks at 5,295 ft, and one deposits you at the West…

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Hilarious in China

Hilarious in China On a recent trip to China, from Beijing in the north, to the province of Yunnan in the southwest, to Shanghai in the east, I had people howling. The only problem is, I was rarely sure why. My Chinese is, to use the local expression, mamahuhu (literally meaning horse-horse-tiger-tiger but colloquially implying something is just so-so). But it gets me by. And often in China, I think that locals hearing a white dude uttering something close to Mandarin is unique enough to elicit a favorable, often humorous response. Comedy is, after all, in large part about defying expectations. Usually, when I got the laughs, I wasn’t necessarily trying to be funny so much as friendly and…

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Shenzhen’s new V&A-approved culture centre to showcase city’s artistic side

Shenzhen’s new V&A-approved culture centre to showcase city’s artistic side The Chinese megacity has grown rapidly over the last 35 years and with its new Sea World Culture and Arts Centre opening in December it’s looking to make as big an impact in culture as it has in industry Shenzhen is a border town, tech hub, factory floor and somewhere Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas has labelled a “generic city”: malleable enough to change its form with the times. This Pearl River Delta megalopolis is China’s richest city, having grown from 30,000 inhabitants in 1980 – when it was designated the first special economic zone – to almost 12 million today. With Shenzhen’s mushrooming size (the fourth-highest megatall in the…

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Do you know China’s UNESCO sites?

Do you know China’s UNESCO sites? The Great Wall of China is just the tip of the iceberg http://feeds.feedburner.com/MatadorNetworkMatador Network Travel Fearlessly Travel887 Tweet

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Name the biggest cities on Earth

Name the biggest cities on Earth You probably haven’t even heard of some of the most populated cities in the world. http://feeds.feedburner.com/MatadorNetworkMatador Network Travel Fearlessly Travel887 Tweet

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Travel guide to Aman Resorts

Travel guide to Aman Resorts Phenomenal luxury, exquisite comforts and an astonishing array of different cultures and landscapes, Aman serves up the best of the best every time. Below we have listed their properties in Asia, but specifically highlighting what we love about each one. Carry on reading and let us know in the comments if you have any other highlights The post Travel guide to Aman Resorts appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog. Phenomenal luxury, exquisite comforts and an astonishing array of different cultures and landscapes, Aman serves up the best of the best every time. Below we have listed their properties in Asia, but specifically highlighting what we love about each one. Carry on reading and let…

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5 of the world’s best serviced apartments for the business traveller

5 of the world’s best serviced apartments for the business traveller Travel around the world on business a lot? If you do, you’ll no doubt appreciate the comfort of a good quality, long-term base when you travel – something that gives you more independence and privacy than a traditional hotel stay. We spoke to our friends at Vision Apartments to identify five luxury apartments that you The post 5 of the world’s best serviced apartments for the business traveller appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog. Travel around the world on business a lot? If you do, you’ll no doubt appreciate the comfort of a good quality, long-term base when you travel – something that gives you more…

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5 popular food items recommended for the well-heeled traveller in China

5 popular food items recommended for the well-heeled traveller in China The Chinese love eating – that’s a fact. Food is an important part of the Chinese culture. It has been for thousands of years. It is usual for a Chinese to greet another with “Have you eaten?” rather than ‘How are you?” as practised in the West. Chinese do love their food! Broadly, there are The post 5 popular food items recommended for the well-heeled traveller in China appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog. The Chinese love eating – that’s a fact. Food is an important part of the Chinese culture. It has been for thousands of years. It is usual for a Chinese to greet…

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