5 Ways to Include more Horse to your China trip

Feb 27, 14 5 Ways to Include more Horse to your China trip

While celebrating the Year of the Horse, I’ve been thinking of the times I have encountered horses around China. Not being the world’s biggest horse lover (they are big, OK!) I can’t say I actively seek them out, but now and then our paths crosses. If you want to add a little horse to your itinerary I recommend you check out these activities.

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What to expect from the Year of the Horse

Jan 26, 14 What to expect from the Year of the Horse

Just when our new year resolutions from starts to fade you can count on the Chinese for giving you a second chance. The Chinese New Year starts January 31, so no excuses, throw yourself out there! We are entering The Year of the Horse, so get ready for a fast paced year. Before you ride into the new sunrise it might be good to know a bit about what the new year will bring.

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Christmas with Chinese Characteristics

Dec 22, 13 Christmas with Chinese Characteristics

You could be right thinking Christmas is not something that is celebrated in China. After all, the world biggest communist country should in theory have the world largest atheist population, right? And culturally, shouldn’t the Chinese be drawn to their Buddhist and Taoist inheritance?

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China – A Winter Wonder Land?

Nov 20, 13 China – A Winter Wonder Land?

Can China really be a destination for the winter holiday? After all, most guidebooks and myself included recommend spring and fall as the best times for visit. Then the weather is at its best, and when you travel around China you do spend a lot of time outdoors. Still, the winter season has plenty to offer and I know you’ll get some great experiences you can only get if you travel during the winter months. 

So what should you do and where should you go?

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Cooking in Beijing

Oct 03, 13 Cooking in Beijing

The best travel is always when you can combine your passion with a new country and its culture. No matter what you care for, there will be others caring for the same things where you are headed. Find them!

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