The best train trips in China

The best train trips in China

China is such a huge country with so many attractions scattered all over its territory, that even if you initially planned on staying in one place, few people can resist the pull of adventure - China is the kind of country that demands to be explored. Hitchhiking can sometimes be a problem because of the language barrier, and buses are not the most comfortable way to travel, but fortunately there's always China's extensive train network. China's railway network is one of the busiest and larg... [ 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 ]