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April 6, 2014 11:18 am    |    by Jonny Blair

First of all, there are lots of different types of Chinese visas available if you are keen to travel and work in China, although they are all referred to by letters (Z, Y etc…) as well as having ordinary names too (the various types of visa are of course valid in different circumstances, which I will detail in this post). A good thing thing to note before getting to the Chinese visas is that Chinese bureaucracy is incredibly slow and you need to be extremely patient as the visa process can sometimes be very troublesome (even if you have all the required documents). There are […]

March 17, 2014 2:33 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

Hong Kong is a place that has plenty of wonderful lodging choices that you can definitely choose to stay in whilst your visiting. But if you’re particularly eyeing a safe haven, one that exudes a quiet neighborhood, then Happy Valley is an ideal place for you. Discover how you can be cost-effective and contented with your space of choice when you settle for an apartment hotel Hong Kong in Happy Valley. #1: Experience serenity and more in a Happy Valley serviced lodging Happy Valley is a quiet neighborhood that exudes a very suburban and progressive setting. It’s a place where you can look forward to […]

March 13, 2014 2:36 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

From the gambling meccas of Asia to the sun-kissed beaches of The Bahamas, this article will discuss the top five casino hotels and resorts in the world. The Venetian Macao in Macao The Venetian in Macao is enormous.  Boasting the largest gaming space in the world at 534,000 square feet, the casino has more than 2,100 slot machines and 550 gaming tables.  The hotel includes a large convention center, shopping mall, health and wellness complex, spa, access to hundreds of culinary options, and superstars headlining a variety of shows from around Asia.  The hotel contains over 3,000 luxury suites with spectacular amenities and at least […]

November 30, 2013 9:50 am    |    by Jonny Blair

China is a marvellous country to travel in and it’s great to get off the beaten track so it was time to head to the north of the Guangdong Province on a special trip. There’s a location known as Penis Rock – it’s basically a rock in the shape of a man’s willy that you can hike up past and admire! Yes it really looks like a big dick! []

November 2, 2013 1:16 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

Gu Lang Yu is a superb magical island off the coast of Xiamen in the Fujian Province of China. To reach it you take a ferry from Xiamen. It’s a very different type of island and definitely worth a visit!

September 15, 2013 1:17 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

China is the world’s most populous country but for some reason a lot of the big name travellers seem to avoid it. And even if they do head there, they seem to go to places like Beijing and Shanghai. But that’s not really China now is it? Both those cities are globalised now, and even have street signs and maps in English. It’s time for the truth on how to really visit China- get off the beaten track!!

September 4, 2013 8:58 am    |    by Jonny Blair

China offers a range of fantastic food that you might never have heard of elsewhere. How about some sweet rice, with colour added to it? It certainly sounds intriguing and if you head to the fantastic Jiulong Waterfalls in China’s Yunnan Province then you can try the sweet coloured rice. It’s near the city of Luoping in the Yunnan Province.

August 17, 2013 9:13 am    |    by Jonny Blair
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Train travel in China is always exciting, I just love it. But Chinese high speed train is even more scintillating! With an influx of new routes, super clean, super fast trains, the age of smoky, shaking Chinese carriages are fading out. In the last year I have taken a few trips on the high speed rail in China. And even splashed out on “First Class” just to sample it! That’s a “backpacker” travelling First Class (and guess what even the First Class was cheap enough!).