May 11, 2012

Bring Chinese Cuisine to Your Kitchen: Dali Cooking School

    What is your favourite Chinese food? Have you ever make it at home?   Chinese food is widely known for cheap and easy takeout food more than home cooked meal. I do also like Chinese food and I […]
April 20, 2012

Jingzhen Octagonal Pavilion in Menghai, Xishuangbanna, China

Dai craftmanship: Jingzhen Octagonal Pavilion Xishuangbanna is a whole different side of China. It is in between China and Southeast Asia: Thailand and Laos. Weather is tropical, and the majority of people are Dai nationality. They even use different language: Dai. […]
April 6, 2012

Shaxi Friday Market in Yunnan, China: Where You Can See Sidewalk Dentistry

Sidewalk Dentistry is a real thing, in Shaxi Friday Market Shaxi is located in-between two popular destinations: Dali and Lijiang, Yunnan Province. While on your way to Dali or Lijiang, you might want to consider break up your trip by […]
March 27, 2012

What to Do in Dali, Yunnan Province, China

To this day, Dali is my favourite city in China. For two months, I’ve been traveling in Guangxi Province, Yunnan Province and Sichuan Province, and there were not many so places that I could see myself living, but Dali was […]
March 24, 2012

China’s Finest Hiking Trail: Tiger Leaping Gorge in Photos

  Tiger Leaping Gorge, where the tiger leaped over to the other side of the gorge a long time ago, is considered one of the best hiking trails in China. It is located 60km north from Lijiang old town, Yunnan […]
March 17, 2012

How to Visit Three Pagodas for Free in Dali, Yunnan, China

Entrance fee is the biggest obstacle in China to budget travelers. You have to make the decision based on how much you are willing to pay to see/do. It’s over USD10 most of the time, no matter what it is. […]
March 16, 2012

Pu’er Tea Tasting in Kunming, Yunnan, China

Pu’er tea is still a mystery to me. I like it and enjoy it, I truly do, but I still don’t know much about the process and the aging-related factors. There’s no one to explain to me at the tea […]
March 9, 2012

Shaping Monday market; Where There’s Not Much to Buy if You’re Not a Farmer

Located 30km away from Dali Old City, Shaping is famous for their weekly morning market. It’s on every Monday from 9am to 2pm. Just take a bus go north from Dali (10 CNY one way), and you’ll see many little […]
March 8, 2012

Eating Bugs in Jianshui, Yunnan, China – Video Proof!

    Jianshui Barbecue (Jianshui chaokao 建水 烧烤)   Jianshui is a small town in southern Yunnan Province, China. It’s not glamorous as Yangshuo or Dali. There’s not much to do or see. It’s not famous for anything, I don’t […]
March 7, 2012

What You Can Do with US$1 in Jianshui, Yunnan, China

    One late night in Jianshui, we were looking for something to eat, doubting anything would open at this late hour. Then we stumbled upon this little night market with full of barbecue stalls. Chicken feet, pig feet, chicken […]
January 31, 2012

Yuanyang Rice Terrace in Photos: Xinjie, Yunnan Province, China

Yuanyang Rice Terrace is a highlight of Yunnan Province Rice terraces are all around Yunnan Province, and Yuanyang is a good place to start. Yuanyang is divided into two: Nansha and Xinjie and we based ourselves in Xinjie for three […]
January 23, 2012

How Chinese People are Celebrating Chinese New Year. 新年快樂!

新年快樂! I finally experienced how Chinese people celebrate the Chinese New Year. I don’t call it ‘Chinese New Year’. Koreans call the New Year’s Day by lunar calendar ‘Old New Year’ because that’s what their ancestors celebrated. So that, this […]