Quick Guide to Hong Kong

I need to redo my 30 best cities in the world list. Hong Kong isn’t near high enough. I had been to Hong Kong 3-4 times but never for more than a day except for 1999 on my first ever trip to Asia. I have obviously changed a lot since then and so has Hong […]

Christmas in Chengdu, China

Christmas in Chengdu, China was never a thing I planned or even thought about. It just kind of worked out that way. After my amazing cruise from Saigon up to Hoi An and Denang, plus Ha Long Bay in Vietnam-Christmas in Chengdu, China became a reality. And the crazy thing was I loved it! Chengdu […]

5 Things to do in Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China is one of the most exciting cities in the world. It has developed as fast as any city I can think of and is constantly striving to develop further. I’ve been to Shanghai a handful of times now and really feel like I have a firm grasp on the city-I even named it […]

How China is Taking Over the World

China is taking over the world. That is a sentiment often uttered in jest but there is a lot of truth behind that statement. Remember, there is a little (or a lot of) truth in every joke and often times people don’t take the Chinese seriously because Westerners don’t understand them. One in five people […]

ILTM Asia Shanghai

ILTM Asia Shanghai 2013 was a fantastic gathering of luxury brands, buyers, and sellers from all over the globe with a real focus on Asia and China specifically. The forums and press briefings gave valuable insights into the state of the Asian market and where it’s headed. ILTM Asia Shanghai was a great success and […]

ILTM Asia 2013

ILTM Asia (International Luxury Travel Market) is where the agents and designers of luxury travel from across Asia gather to plan the luxury travel itineraries for their high-net worth clients in 2014 – from Australia to Japan, South Korea to India, Indonesia to China – over 500 in total from 20 countries across the region. […]

Beijing to Lhasa By Train

Inaugurated in 2006, one of the worlds great train journeys, the Beijing to Lhasa train opened with much fanfare and eagerness. This engineering marvel through the Tibetan Plateau topping out at an altitude of 5072 meters took decades with the difficult conditions at such high altitudes and cold temperatures. However, against the wishes of many […]

The Great Wall of China

I have seen pretty much all of the modern wonders of the world and now all of the new seven wonders that were voted last year. I believe that the Great Wall of China is as good as any of them. Today, I had the priviledge of walking and climbing the wall for several hours […]

Beijing 2008

It’s hard to decide where to start on Beijing, whether it be the negatives or the positives but I believe that the positives far outweigh the negatives. Beijing is a shockingly modern city that is immaculately kept and as clean as any city I’ve been to. It is also an immense place that seemingly goes […]

Xian and the Terra Cotta Warriors

When I was first putting this massive trip together I was debating whether I would go completely out of my way to get to Xian, China, which is the gateway to the Army of Terra Cotta Warriors. I heard mixed reviews and even Lonely Planet gives a mixed review. However, I did my usual research […]

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