Rate our ReviewsHaikou (pronounced HIKE-oh) is the largest city on Hainan Island, directly east of Vietnam. China is making an effort to brand Hainan as a tourist destination to foreigners. In 2009, Beijing officials made the proclamation that the island is the “Hawaii of China.” An ambitious claim, though it has brought more attention and […]
Rate our ReviewsDuck de Chine, Beijing China…Thin, crispy lacquered skin, served and sliced right before my eyes…am I in food heaven? I dared to ask myself.
Rate our ReviewsVariously dubbed ‘the Paris of the East’ and, rather less flatteringly, ‘the whore of the Orient’, China’s most populous city provides a fascinating snapshot into a country that is scrutinized on an unparalleled scale by the outside world. Revered and reviled in equal measure, Shanghai is emblematic – and the best example – […]
Rate our ReviewsNo trip to Beijing would not be complete without the Peking Duck meal experience. The Dadong Roast Duck Restaurant is one of the top-rated places to enjoy the famous Peking Duck. So much so that a reservation is highly recommended, as the restaurant can be very busy and crowded during dinner times.
Rate our ReviewsThe prospect of stepping into mainland China filled me with dread. The memory of puking outside the gates of the Forbidden Palace suddenly filled my mind; the outcome of either consuming the ‘weird but not so wonderful’, or the roller coaster ‘dive-in-dive-out’ driving, commonplace in China. Let’s not forget the vile, retch-worthy hole-in-the-ground-loos, […]