How to Book Train Tickets in China

How to Book Train Tickets in China

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. Traveling by train is my favorite way to get around China. It’s cheap, convenient and perfect for the budget traveler. Whether it’s a high-speed train from Beijing to Shanghai or a 24-hour overnight train from Shenzhen to Chengdu, I almost always choose Chinese trains […]

The Best Way to Learn Chinese

The Best Way to Learn Chinese

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  I recently sent out a survey asking what people were MOST worried about when it comes to traveling in China. I have to say, I wasn’t too surprised when I saw the number one response: “I’m worried about the language barrier” “How […]

The Best VPN for China

The Best VPN for China

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  So you’re heading to China. You’ve heard about the internet censorship, and you know there are ways around it. But what exactly is blocked? Are there ways around it? What is a VPN and how does it work??! Don’t worry. I’ve been living […]

That Time I Got Arrested in China

That Time I Got Arrested in China

I know what you’re thinking. Richelle? Arrested?! What could I have possibly done to get arrested? Well, not only was I detained by the police, I was also scammed out of $45 too. I know I’ve been alluding to this story in my past monthly recaps, and I’ve been getting a lot of crap from […]

How to Avoid the Crowds in China

How to Avoid the Crowds in China

China is a really, really, really crowded place. There, I said it. It’s crowded. Life in Crowded China With 1.3 billion people and counting, there’s a reason (however controversial) the One Child Policy is in place. China’s largest cities are called “mega-cities” with tens of millions of people. For example, Shanghai has over 20 million people. […]