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Beijing? Even if you haven’t, you’ll know that it’s massive! Trying to find unique or hidden local things to do in China’s capital can be tough, which is why we asked our local team to help us out and let you know some of their favourite local...
The TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ is the equivalent of receiving a gold star on your homework from your favourite teacher after weeks of study. Or the ‘MVP’ award from your respected football coach after months of training. Or finally collecting the honourable Eagle Scout badge after years of orienteering. A...Read more
Between high school and university, I went to Belgium for a year on Rotary exchange, to improve the French I’d learned at school and experience a different culture. I got along well with all three of my host families, but in the second one, there was a daughter a year...Read more
‘Tis the season to celebrate! It’s that time of year when we start thinking about Christmas, New Year’s, Hannukah, King’s Day, the solstice… and how we’re going to fit into our pants after all those holiday dinners. But because we realise that all around this great big world of ours no two celebrations...Read more
It used to seem obvious that tea was the most widely consumed drink in the world, after water. But with coffee shops popping up all over the place and the twitteratti debating the merits of flat whites and cold brews, you might be forgiven for thinking that coffee has overtaken...Read more
One of the most crossed borders in the world, Tijuana draws visitors in with its nightlife, restaurants, and bars. The city also has a vibrant arts scene and emerging independent arts spaces in Zona Centro. If that weren’t enough, where else can you watch lucha libre and drink some fine tequila? If...Read more
Vibrant Shanghai is China’s largest city and has something to offer every type of traveller. Some might find the sheer size and pace a bit overwhelming, but once you start getting to know the city, it’s hard not to find something to be charmed by — be it a beautiful...Read more
Guangzhou, the capital of the province of Guangdong, is China’s third largest city and located just across the border from Hong Kong. Guangzhou may not have the same level of recognition as Shanghai orRead more
Beijing, but there’s just as much to see and do here. Only have 24 hours to...
The Great Wall of China might be synonymous with Coke as one of the most recognised brands in the world. And yes, I do mean “brand” because tourist attractions to the wall are businesses unto themselves. But just because it’s a major hub for crowds of tourists (and money-making) doesn’t...Read more
Formerly known as Canton, Guangzhou is China’s third largest city and one of the busiest transport hubs in the country. The capital of Guangdong Province might not be as well-known asRead more
Beijing or Shanghai — but it should be. The ancient city has a history that goes back over 2,000...