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Longji Rice Terraces Hiking, From Dazhai to Ping’an

The hike from Dazhai to Ping’an is a great way of getting to know the Longji Rice Terraces (near Longsheng, north of Guilin). If you want to go…

The Golden Longji Rice Terraces in the Fall

One of Guangxi’s great draws, aside from Guilin and Yangshuo, are the Longji “Dragon’s Back” rice terraces near Longsheng.

Golden Ginkgo Leaves and Sun

Chongqing – City of Fog, City of Hot Pot, Mountain City –and its sights, a series. This time, a seasonal sight: autumn Ginkgo leaf colors, sunlight, and what…

“Dragon Cliff City”: One Mountain, One Short Hike – Still Chongqing

Chongqing – City of Fog, City of Hot Pot, Mountain City – is still not much of a tourist town. It has its sights, though. In this series…

Strange Stones in Shanwangping, Where Chongqing Isn’t the World’s Largest City

Chongqing – City of Fog, City of Hot Pot, Mountain City – is still not much of a tourist town. It has its sights, though – which will…

Show-Caving in Youxian’s Bailongdong (White Dragon Cave)

Hunan is a rather mountainous place, even containing the stone pillar landscape of Zhangjiajie… It is interesting geologically, but somehow, I did not expect caves – until we…

Japanese Zen Buddhism’s Hidden Roots in China: Hunan’s Baoning Chan Temple

In #microexploration manner, seeking to look closer and learn more, I returned to  the Baoning Si Chan Buddhist temple this summer.

Learning to Live in China

I’m back in China. This being the third time I’ve come to live and work here, it feels like a homecoming – and living in China still comes…

The Long March to a China Work Visa

China has recently tightened the rules for China work visa, indeed. What used to be a little uncomfortable more because it meant dealing with “scary” Chinese bureaucracy (but…