Haikou, China – The undiscovered, tropical city

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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 […]

Beijing,China -Imperial cuisine-Duck de Chine

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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.

Shanghai, China – Old-new oriental metropolis

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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 – […]

Beijing , China – Da Dong Roast Duck Restaurant

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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.

Chengdu, China- Happy & a Giant Panda

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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, […]