Archive: December 2012 » Worldly Traveler's Guide

Worldly Travelers Guide Has A Chinese Version Now!

I have been wanting to write about this BADLY for almost a month, ever since Worldly Travelers Guide was officially launched on November 22nd, 2012. Finally it's time to announce that the Chinese version of Worldly Travelers Guide is now available here at - Yup! With a completely different domain name and an extremely 'sexy' shrimp! Why shrimp? What on earth does it have anything to do with travel? Well, let me explain and hopefully after learning the background story of the name, things will make sense to you. Back in the year of 2008, I joined in a hiking club in Shanghai where I met many incredibly...

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The Last Day & Stuff We Noticed About Beijing

We arranged our last day in Beijing to see Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City which are not something you should miss when you are in Beijing, either for the magnificent architecture or for historical culture. The recommended time for visiting these two places together really depends on individual preference. It took us half a day in the morning and we chilled at Beihai Park in the afternoon before heading back to Shanghai. Photos talk better! :-) 4 days in Beijing was not so long but it's a good amount of time for us to explore the city and feel the different culture. Overall, Beijing...

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Day 3: Mutianyu Great Wall Adventure

Didn't know that there are more than 10 Great Wall scenic spots near Beijing including Badaling, Juyongguan, Huanghuacheng, Gubeikou, Jinshanling, Simatai, Mutianyu and Jiankou etc. It's nice to have options, you know, but options also requires the decision of choice. All right! First things first. Which one should we go? We had our little principles - Do not go to the most crowded ones like Badaling and Juyongguan. Do not go to the ones that are too dangerous such as one of the Wild Great Walls - Jiankou. Even though it's probably the coolest Great Wall according to our research, safety...

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