Winter is here. Last Friday was Lìdōng (立冬) on the Chinese lunar calendar, which marks the official start of winter when "Beijing, the lack of pheasants along with the massive blizzards might have tipped you off. Down here in Shanghai, the sudden need for sweaters and..
China is a gargantuan nation where even the smallest municipalities can have larger populations than many a European or American city. With so much space to cover and so many stories to tell, it's all too easy to just focus on the next big adventure and trying to..
The last of a three-part series from Walt Goodridge, aka the Xishuangbanna. Food in China is something that causes trepidation for many visitors, particularly those that have strict dietary requirements. A long-time vegan and proponent of healthy living, here Walt..
Welcome to part 2 of Jamaican in China: Life in Xishuangbanna where Jamaican Walt Goodridge takes us on a journey as he settles into local life in the region's capital of Jinghong. Today, some orientation and a few valuable pointers for newcomers. >>>..
In this first of a three-part series, Beijing to China's sunny south and the balmy warmth of Xishuangbanna. A tropical paradise more usually experienced as a backpacker stop en route to neighboring Myanmar, Laos or Thailand, Walt invites us to join him in getting away..