Xishuangbanna articles

Flee the north: China early winter getaways

Culture - November 14th, 2012 - Miller Wey - 0 Comments

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..

The Dai Minority: The Culture Behind the...

Culture - January 27th, 2012 - Miller Wey - 1 Comments

The Dai minority retain their distinct culture in Xishuangbanna, having more in common with China's southeastern Asian neighbors than their home country.

Jinghong: China's gateway to Southeast Asia

Culture - November 18th, 2011 - Miller Wey - 2 Comments

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..

How to Go from China to Laos: Kunming to...

Culture - October 18th, 2011 - Miller Wey - 2 Comments

Explore China's neighbor to the south! Whether you want to take the bus from China to Laos or fly from Kunming to Luang Prabang, we have you covered.

Our Top 10 Things to Do & See on the Old...

Culture - December 15th, 2010 - Sascha Matuszak - 2 Comments

Go off the beaten path and travel the Tea Horse Road in China, once connecting traders from what is today Southwest China to India and Southeast Asia.

Jamaican in China: Walt gets cookin',...

Travel - December 3rd, 2010 - Walt Goodridge - 0 Comments

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..

Jamaican in China: Life in Xishuangbanna...

Travel - November 27th, 2010 - Walt Goodridge - 0 Comments

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. >>>..

Xishuangbanna: Traveling China's Ancient...

Culture - November 24th, 2010 - Sascha Matuszak - 1 Comments

Travel through China's link to Southeast Asia in Xishuangbanna, home to China's Dai minority, via the Old Tea Horse Road.

Jamaican in China: Life in Xishuangbanna...

Travel - November 19th, 2010 - Walt Goodridge - 2 Comments

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..

Traveling China's Tea Horse Road:...

Culture - November 17th, 2010 - Sascha Matuszak - 2 Comments

Writer Sascha Matuzak hikes through Southwest China to travel the old Tea Horse Road, explore its history and see what has become of it today.

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