A traveler's guide to Guangzhou

A traveler’s guide to Guangzhou

Beijing and Shanghai are the largest and most famous Chinese metropolises, but they are not the only one. Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province, probably gets less mentions in tourist brochures than its other two counterparts, but to those who know a bit of history, the name of Canton might sound more familiar. Guangzhou, or Canton as it was called in the past, has a distinct language and cuisine - Cantonese. Colorful Guangzhou with its neon-lit skyscrapers, large markets, shopping ma... [ read more ]

A backpacker’s guide to China

A backpacker’s guide to China

China is home to about 20% of the world's population, and it is the third largest country in the world, so any backpacker with itchy feet will have their work cut out for them if they are planning on exploring this surprising country. China fits perfectly the tired travel cliche of 'country of contrasts', because it's so diverse and varied that you feel like visiting not one country but many at the same time. Exploring China as an independent traveler can become overwhelming, unlike when you... [ read more ]