The world’s largest inbound and outbound country in 2020, this is how important China has become in the travel industry. The country is also home to almost as many UNESCO sites as Italy or Spain, the other top-3 countries by number of World Heritage sites listed and has many oddities and beauties that make it a unique destination. From crystal clear lakes to colorful rainbow mountains and ancient civilisations. Lots of off-beat discoveries to be unearthed.
Pick an article about China
Food in Macau – What to eat and where
Macau has one of the most fascinating cultural backgrounds in Asia and that is translated in its heritage and its food. The Portuguese influence, coupled with Macau’s trading role in the Far East, gave food in Macau a complex and interesting palate. Get an insider’s view on where and what to eat in Macau by clicking here.
Interesting facts about Macau – things to know about the City of Dreams
Find out some interesting facts about Macau, the Las Vegas of the East and gambling mecca of the rich and famous in China.
Tibet facts – Things that surprised me about Roof of the World
The country at the roof of the world, was very different from what I expected. Find out what facts I found most interesting about Tibet.
Fun and Interesting Facts about China
To an outsider, many of the facts about China seem strange, weird or bizarre. Join us as we delve into these cultural facts that make China so fascinating.
60+ Best attractions and things to do in Macau
Macau is more than just a gambling destination. Let me show you a complete list of things to do with this Macau Travel Guide.
Review of the Peninsula Shanghai
Review of The Peninsula Shanghai, the 5* star right on the Bund. See how it fares with the competition and other Peninsula hotels.
Shanghai travel – All the best things to do in Shanghai
A detailed guide to all the best things to do in Shanghai, separated by area for convenience. Find out all you need to know for your Shanghai Travel.
Review of Alila Wuzhen, bringing modernity to an ancient water town
Review of Alila Wuzhen, along the nearby water town on the Yangtse River it draws inspiration from. It’s a world of meditational zen-like minimalism.
Review of Alila Anji, a stay amind bamboo forests and white tea plantations
Review of Alila Anji, a bamboo and tea heaven in one of China’s greenest counties. Feel refreshed and invigorated after a relaxing stay surrounded by nature.
Travel to Tibet – Everything you need to know and more
Travel to Tibet is more complex than you might think. This is the most informative guide to Roof of the World from someone who has traveled there.
Packing list for Tibet – your essential packing guide for a trip to Tibet
Tibet’s altitude and weather are major factors in how comfortable and enjoyable a trip will be, so here is your essential packing list for Tibet.
Which Everest Base Camp is best: Tibet or Nepal?
My top tips in selecting which is the best Everest Base Camp to start your journey. Should you choose Tibet or Nepal? Find out all you need to know here.
Top-3 UNESCO countries: China, Spain and Italy – but why?
In this post I get to the answer as to why the top 3 UNESCO countries are China, Italy, and Spain. Come on a journey with me to get the answers
Day trip to Macau from Hong Kong itinerary
If you find yourself able to take a day trip to Macau from Hong Kong, is it worth going? Click here to find out – comes with a one day itinerary.
The best beaches in Macao
There is a lot to do in Macao other than spending your days at the casino. Did you know that Macao even has some beaches. Here is a list of the best beaches in Macao, where to find them and what they are like.
Where to stay in Macau, best hotels and areas
In-depth and unbiased descriptions of luxury hotels in Macau – both in Cotai and Old Town.
Review of Restaurant The Eight in Macau
Review of restaurant The Eight in Macau. Read this article to find out if The Eight in Macau is worth the pay and the 3 Michelin stars.
Review of Robuchon au Dome Macau
As I was slightly disappointed with Robuchon in Singapore, I wanted to see how the Macau branch faired. Find out in this review of Robuchon au Dome Macau
Teaching english in China
Ever thought about teaching English abroad? Why not give China a chance. Here are several reasons why teaching english in China is a great way to grow.
Feeling like an Emperor at Aman Summer Palace in Beijing
Beijing’s most upscale and luxurious hotel is no doubt Aman at Summer Palace, a collection of courtyards and rooms hosted in the former summer residence of the Chinese Emperor
9 days in Tibet – From Lhasa to Everest Base Camp
A trip to Tibet is usually in the makings for several months. Not least because of the time consuming logistics. Here’s our trip of 9 days in Tibet.
Guide to Tibet – Things to do, places to visit and practicalities
Here is your personal and extensive guide to Tibet from my experiences in “The Roof of the World”.
Review of Shangri-la Lhasa in Tibet
My review of Shangri-la Lhasa in Tibet. Should you stay there over the other options? I’ll let you know my honest opinion
Things to do in Xining to acclimatise to Tibet’s altitude
Here are several things to do in Xining when you want to acclimatise to Tibet altitude
The train to Lhasa, Tibet – what you can expect on the ride
Your ultimate guide on the the train to Lhasa in Tibet.
What to expect at high altitudes in Tibet
Your guide on what you can expect at high altitudes in Tibet.
I am an Aman Junkie – The Story of Aman Hotels and their Legendary Service
Are you an Aman Junkie? Who are the Aman junkies and what makes them special. The story of Aman hotels and their legendary service
5 places to feel the Christmas spirit in Southeast Asia
5 places to live the Christmas spirit in Southeast Asia hearing the bells, sending the letter to Santa, marveling at the tall Christmas trees and feeling the cold weather on your skin
The incandescent numbness of Sichuan food and flavours
Visiting Chengdu with the sole purpose of seeing the pandas would be a pity. Instead immerse yourself in the many UNESCO sites. From Dujiangyan to Sichuan food and be ready to come back for more
Taoping: The warrior village of the Qiang Minority in Chengdu
One of the most fascinating trips from Chengdu is a visit to the ethnic village of Taoping, where Qiang people lives. Read more for the low-down on this Tibetan warrior group
Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain – A retreat in the Province of abundance
Peaceful and stylish Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain is the best way to explore the rich area. Let the resort take you to giant panda breeding centers without the crows, take you on a mountain trek or to discover ancient villages
Placing Tibet, Laos and Djibouti on the same travel list?
As always, my plans for the year in travel include a host of random, incongruent and remote destinations with a luxury twist. If it isn’t out of the ordinary, it is unlikely to feature on my plan!
From Spain to Bora Bora – 2014 in travel
A year of transition and change. Between jobs and experiments 2014 was a remarkably difficult, enriching and rewarding year and one in which I learned too many lessons for my…
Beijing food scene: from critters to fine dining
Heading down to Beijing? Find out where to get the best eats and the weird eats here.