Category: China

We visited three regions of an immense country: the karst peaks of mainland China, as witnessed in Yangshuo County, the bustling neon frenzy of Hong Kong (where we came up with 15 essential things to do) and the fascinating cultural mélange of Macau (which is more than a gambling haven and whose Portuguese influence give it an unmistakable allure).

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The Painted Veils of Yangshuo County

Shortly after sailing through the magnificent karst peaks of Ha Long Bay, we left Vietnam in search of another bewitching karst landscape: Yangshuo Province, China. We had previously visited Macau and Hong Kong, but...

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Macao or Macau – a Lotus Island?

Macao or Macau? What’s in a name, as Shakespeare once asked? In this particular case, what’s in the spelling of a name? The story goes something like this: a group of fishermen found themselves...

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What to Do in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a 7 million people (and counting) chaotic mix of East and West, sticking out from mainland China and embraced by the waters of Victoria Harbor. It’s incredibly fast-paced and dizzyingly diverse...