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Off-the-Beaten-Track China

Off-the-Beaten-Track China

December 11, 2013, 2 Comments

In China, the big four destinations of Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, and Chengdu attract travellers in their droves. Combining China’s antiquity with its rapid modernity, they are key highlights that don’t disappoint. But if you crave more of an off-the-beaten-track adventure, it’s well worth considering concentrating on the area surrounding Beijing – the Shanxi province »

Visual Adventure: The Great Wall of China

Visual Adventure: The Great Wall of China

November 29, 2013, 1 Comment

This post may not be as much about the Great Wall of China as it is about looking at things differently. When shooting a massive landmark such as the Great Wall, at 8,851.8km (5,500 mi) in length, it can be very easy to just photograph the hell out of it. Any of these tips »

Visual Adventure: The Silk Road of China

Visual Adventure: The Silk Road of China

November 22, 2013, 2 Comments

The Silk Road of Western China and Central Asia elicit romantic notions of explorers on camelback gliding through the desert looking to barter their wares for exotic spices and silk. Connecting the East with the West, the Silk Road was a superhighway for cultural exchange and is today one of the most sought-after travel »

Visual Adventure: China at Night

Visual Adventure: China at Night

October 8, 2013, 1 Comment

G Adventures' senior photographer Attit Patel takes you on a visual adventure of China at night »

GUIDE BOOK: CHINA

GUIDE BOOK: CHINA

July 31, 2013, 1 Comment

When you travel with us at G Adventures, your experience begins and ends with your CEO – the Chief Experience Officer who ensures you get an in-depth look at your surroundings. Nowhere is this more evident that on our China trips; although many people are already familiar with the gleaming urban centres of Shanghai »

Five Fun & Adventurous Things to Do in China

Five Fun & Adventurous Things to Do in China

April 22, 2013, 3 Comments

Backpacker Becki shares five fun things to do in China »

5 Reasons To Visit China

5 Reasons To Visit China

January 21, 2013, 6 Comments

China is a fascinating and frustrating place to travel, where many toil with the idea of travelling. As one of the world’s largest countries, it’s not one you can traverse through easily or quickly and you may just have to visit multiple times. Yet it’s a country that is developing rapidly and losing much »

China – A Difficult Place to Travel?

China – A Difficult Place to Travel?

October 25, 2012, 12 Comments

Before heading to China, I wrestled with the idea of solo travel vs. group tours. I’d heard from many people that it was a very difficult place to travel, especially with the language barrier while trying to traverse a huge country. Some had simply given up after a few weeks due to limited patience »

48 Hours in… Beijing

48 Hours in… Beijing

April 16, 2014, 1 Comment

With its slew of ancient palaces, temples and hutongs (old neighborhoods), Beijing is a city that is so emblematic of China that you can’t come to this part of the world and not spend time here. Having developed so rapidly in the past decade, the Chinese capital is both old and new, slow and »

Notes from the Road: My Tibet Adventure

Notes from the Road: My Tibet Adventure

April 3, 2014, 6 Comments

In September 2010, I thought to myself, “where can I go next?” You know that feeling when escape is imminent – you can feel it on the horizon just as you’ve been shackled down into a workload of ridiculous proportions. I didn’t want to come back to the office on Monday to hundreds of »