WilChina prides itself on journeys that go above and beyond the typical itinerary. Some of our trips include more active adventures including hiking and trekking, so here are some tips to help you prepare for a trek. 1.Prepare for Altitude Changes You can climb high, but go slow! When hiking in the mountains, people… Read more »
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This year’s transition from Autumn to winter is already turning out to be one of superlatives. This week, northern China experienced its heaviest snowfall in the last half century. Not since 1955 has one tempest delivered so much snowfall in northern China. On October 31, China experienced its earliest snowfall in over two decades, albeit… Read more »
Related to our recent post on Beijing road closings, there are quite a few changes with Beijing’s roads and sites leading up to the 60th Anniversary Parade for the People’s Republic of China. The full text of specific road closures can be found on the Beijing government site, but the most important thing for… Read more »
TIES, The International Ecotourism Society, just released their 2009 Travel Green Guide. Perfect for travelers looking for an environmentally friendly vacation in every corner of the world, this easy has-it-all source will connect you to ecolodges in Africa, rafting operators in the Pacific Northwest, and companies like WildChina (pg 87). You can download the whole… Read more »
Your tickets are booked, your travel plans are confirmed, you’re ready to go! Except, what should you pack for your trip to China? Here’s a list of items you might want to consider bringing: – Does your trip include a visit to a school or a local family? You might consider bringing simple school supplies… Read more »
In Tibet, “the Roof of the World”, Lhasa is one of the most beautiful cities on earth. At an elevation of 3,650 meters above sea level (11,975 feet), it’s also one of the highest. While most visitors to Tibet aren’t planning on climbing Mt. Everest, the altitude alone is enough to knock you on your… Read more »
I just stumbled upon a few really great posts from CNReviews.com about making calls and changing money in China. I’m sure these will be very useful for those planning on visiting or moving here. Enjoy! Making Calls: Cell Phones, SIM Cards and Dialing Changing USD to RMB Anything else you want to know? Leave a… Read more »
Chinese New Year is fast approaching, and while it’s one of our favorite times of year, it can also be an overwhelming time to travel. With a majority of Chinese citizens off of work and traveling with or to see their families, it takes a bit of planning and preparation to make sure your holiday… Read more »
One of the perks (and perils) of traveling through Beijing and Shanghai is the excellent shopping that can be found, and often for great prices. With the holidays fast approaching, your resident WildChina shoppers thought we’d share a few of our favorite city haunts. Some are very well-known, and some are tiny gems that we were… Read more »
Here’s a great resource for anyone thinking about traveling to China from Peter Greenberg’s travel blog. Peter is a well-respected travel authority who often appears on NBC’s Today Show and also produces and appears in a variety of travel segments. This post goes into detail about food, customs, culture shock, and more. If you’re familiar… Read more »