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UZBEKISTAN ODYSSEY: TRAVELING THE OLD SILK ROAD

UZBEKISTAN ODYSSEY: TRAVELING THE OLD SILK ROAD

Most of us can’t find it on a map. But, yes, Virginia, there is a country called Uzbekistan.

This Central Asian land is little-known to the outside world.

And – though it may be hard for us to find on …

Five Fascinating Chinese Cities You’ve Never Heard Of

Five Fascinating Chinese Cities You’ve Never Heard Of

Vast deserts, subway trains, ice caves, mountainous lakes, gleaming apartment blocks, camels, highways, rivers, skyscrapers and magnet trains: welcome to China.

China has 44 metropolises with a population of more than 1 million, which is astonishing, considering that most of …

Six Fun Things for Families to Do in Beijing

Six Fun Things for Families to Do in Beijing

A giant panda relaxes at the Beijing Zoo.

You and your kids (or grand-kids) are going to love Beijing. The Chinese capital is a very kid-friendly city, with so many things to see and do they won’t have time to …

Ten Unmissable Sights Along China’s Silk Road

Ten Unmissable Sights Along China’s Silk Road

For 3,000 years, a series of roads connected the East with the West. Long, treacherous and, in some places, nearly impassable, some eight or nine roads for centuries offered the only access between China, India and Europe. These together have …

Shanghai on Next To Nothing, Part II – Sights

Shanghai on Next To Nothing, Part II – Sights

Photo by Sam OseShanghai is huge. About 23 million people live here and the city has an extraordinary history, as it has long served as the lone international meeting point in China. Naturally, there are a lot of places to see in Shanghai, …

5 World Heritage Sites You Should Visit in China

5 World Heritage Sites You Should Visit in China

The Temple of Heaven is one of Beijing's icons.

China is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. The United Nations well recognizes this, putting 41 sites
in China on its World Heritage Sites list. Only two countries have …

Shanghai on Next To Nothing, Part I – Tips

Shanghai on Next To Nothing, Part I – Tips

Photo by Albert LawShanghai. It sounds so exotic and glamorous. And let’s be frank, when you put those two adjectives together, you are often talking about expensive, as well. But the fact is that China has traditionally been and remains a budget traveler’s …

Odd Ideas To Jazz Up Your Journeys

Odd Ideas To Jazz Up Your Journeys

When you’re bored of the beach and had all the sightseeing you can stomach, it’s time to re-vamp your vacations.
If packing for your holiday feels like a duty rather than a delight, bid arrivederci to the mundane and plan …

Dim Sum with Adrienne

Dim Sum with Adrienne

Long before I became a travel agent, I was always seen by my friends and family as a culinary enthusiast.  I see food as an essential cultural element, alongside art, literature, music, holidays, and customs.  Culinary travel has now become …

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