Never assume you know a place until you’ve actually see it with your own eyes. I waited eight longs years to see Hong Kong, because I had always (falsely) assumed it wouldn’t fit my tastes. Read this 4,000 word trip report to learn why Hong Kong instantly went from zero to hero in my travel book.
Just when I was about to declare this year’s trip to Northeast China a giant flop, Shenyang came in to rescue my fleeting hope for the country. But what set Shenyang apart from neighboring Chinese cities like Changchun, Yanji, and Mudanjiang? How could it even be that much different? Read this trip report to find out what made Shenyang – the largest city in Northeast China – well worth a visit.
China can really be a hit-or-miss kinda country. At one city you could have the time of your life, whereas another makes you lose all faith in the country. This last February I unfortunately encountered another one of those lows, in Changchun of all places. Read this trip report to find out why the former capital of Manchukuo was such a letdown.