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Taipei, a most refreshing destination

Just before the coronavirus hit in late 2019 myself and Ben went on a trip to see first hand the wonders of Taiwan. This is our shared article on this magical island. It’s a place that has grown into a powerhouse of a city and a disputed territory that makes it a fascinating place for both city goers and also history buffs alike. Arriving in Taipei Setting foot into Taipei’s Taoyuan airport located around 25 miles from the city after converting our currency into Taiwanese Dollars (TWD) me and a friend called Ben were faced with an option of getting…

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Travelling back to China during coronavirus

This article is all about how to travel safely back to China during the Covid 19 pandemic. YChina presenter Raz recently filmed his experience of travelling back to China in the height of coronavirus travel restrictions. In it, he shared some startling costs and advice for how to get back to China during coronavirus as hassle free as possible. The 5 items he lists for being necessary in preparation for the flight back to China were: A negative Covid-19 test A fully completed health declaration form An ample supply of face masks Your boarding Pass Your passport (with all relevant…

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Qingdao – Where Europe meets China

Beer in plastic bags, KFC with draft beer and Medieval German churches. Where do I start?! The city of Qingdao is part of historic Shandong province where Confucius gained his claim to fame and it is also a place where you can enjoy a beach in the northern part of China. The city has a high speed station and a normal one allowing access to and from many areas of China and enjoys a pleasant climate of cool winters and warm yet not too hot summers. One of the main sites in this post-colonial town is an immaculately preserved European…

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Qufu – Hometown of the legendary Confucius

One of the forefathers of the modern Chinese civilisation and ancient history known as Confucius who’s name surely rings a bell to many, was born in this very town. Situated in the province of Shandong and conveniently one of the stops on the major Beijing to Shanghai train line it is a city where you can experience the birthplace of Chinese philosophy and modern thought. With most of the tourists coming from all around China and not a lot of foreigners (be ready for calls of ‘laowai’), it is a truly authentic experience. Try to get there as well early…

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