I took a three-day trip to Yanji, the capital of China’s autonomous ethnic-Korean prefecture, to see what an ethnic minority region in Northeast China looks like. Did I find myself surrounded by all things Korean, or was Yanji Just-Another-Han-City™? Read more to find out what a Chinese city right on the border with North Korea feels like.
Have you ever celebrated Chinese New Year in China? It’s a heck of a lot different than celebrating it back in the States, that’s for sure. The eating, the drinking, the mahjong, and the fireworks all make for an unforgettable experience for the uninitiated Westerner. This travelogue is all about spending the Lunar New Year in the Middle Kingdom as the white elephant in the room.
Sometimes I wonder if it’s harder for a Westerner to jump straight from their home countries to China or Japan, or to simply jump from China to Japan. Though they are only separated by a small sea, the differences between these two ancient Asian countries could fill an entire ocean. Read this article to find out which ten are the most contrasting.