The best China travel stories from around the net

by Sascha Matuszak
Posted: July 17th, 2011 | Updated: July 25th, 2012 | Comments
China travel features_china travel news_china travel blogs_china travel stories We read a lot about travel over the course of one week and, after much sifting and sorting, we've rounded up a few of our favorites. From news and reviews to great blog posts, unusual destinations and travel stories, read on for our picks.
  • Social media is quickly becoming a means for traveling light and with inside tips—and if you happen to have an iPhone or iPad (what, you dont?!)—then a trip to China can become much less daunting. Here's one story about Sina's Weibo "Twitterbook" service, on: Why You Should Join Tom Cruise & Bill Gates on Weibo, from our friends over at Chengdu Living.
  • Also check out another, broader essay about social media in China in general, from China Travel Trends about iPhone Shanghai travel guide.

Random tidbits

camels in Xinjiang
  • Random yet interesting, the Scientific American talks about saving lives in Xinjiang... camel lives in this instance, by using a state of the art embryonic transfer technique that could save the last wild camels in China.
  • An important post for those taking the new Bejing-Shanghai high-speed train anytime soon—according to the Shanghai Daily, the personal information on your train tickets can be hacked!
  • Newcomers to the China blog scene, Knowledge-Must dropped a great post on 101 Things to Do While in Chengdu, and have plenty more in the making, focusing on cross-cultural relations between China, India and the western world.
  • Another relatively recent blog, Hong Kong Girl Talk, left the girl talk behind for a day and got down to some gritty (but delicious) food business with this post that looks at 9 Characteristics of Hong Kong Food Culture.
  • Anyone who's been living in Shanghai for a while will tell you, things have been getting pricier and pricier of late. Adam Minter over at Shanghai Scrap takes a look at the recent cab fare and fuel hike and the perspectives from the back of a Shanghai taxi cab.
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