How making Chinese driving license lead you to ZEN state of mind I.

How making Chinese driving license lead you to ZEN state of mind I.

Everyone who has been to Asia must admit that only a freak would like to drive a car there. Roads full of cars, bikes and motorbikes and absolutely no rules. I don’t consider myself to be a freak but I thought being able to drive in China could be quite handy. But if you want to drive a car in China you need a patience, courage, Chinese driving license and balls to do it. First let’s have a look how…

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15 surprising facts about Great Wall of China

15 surprising facts about Great Wall of China

The Great wall of China. It’s the most unique building of the history and one of the most amazing creations made by human on the Earth! There is nobody in the whole world who haven’t heard about the Great wall. But most people only know that it’s long, it’s old and it’s visible from space. Here are some surprising facts which you maybe didn’t know…   Chinese name for Great wall is Wan Li Chang Cheng, which means Ten thousand…

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Independent traveling in China? All you need to know!

Independent traveling in China? All you need to know!

In our super fast modern world still more and more people long for traveling. But far long are those times when people packed their car with food and beer and drove to the closest sea and lied on the beach all day (actually my mother still does it just without the beer) or payed for all inclusive hotel and did nothing but ate and lied at swimming pool because from beach is too far away to the pool bar (well…

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How it works in Chinese gym

How it works in Chinese gym

Welcome. This is new episode of series ”Life on another planet”. Today’s episode is about:   HOW IT WORKS IN CHINESE GYM   UNBEARABLE MUSIC When I started to go to local gym the first I noticed was a quite weird music they played there. Well I thought that the teenage receptionist playing the music just broke up with her boyfriend and need to heal her broken heart by listening Chinese love songs. I’ve been living here long enough to…

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Ancient town of Lijiang

Ancient town of Lijiang

There are 56 ethnic minorities in China. All of them have their own language, customs and culture. On the border of Yunnan and Sichuan province lies a place which is home to one of them – Lijiang. Lijiang was the first place where we went for holidays and I must admit it made an impression on me. Old traditional houses with rich decorations and carvings create labyrinth of tiny streets lined by water canals trough all the city. When we…

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5 cities you must visit in China

5 cities you must visit in China

China is huge country and I can imagine how hard is to make decision which places to visit if you only have limited time. Let me introduce 5 most popular  and most beautiful cities which in my opinion shouldn’t be missed! 1.  BEIJING I think wherever you go visiting capital city is always a must. It’s logic. Capital cities usually offer good mix of architecture, tradition, history and culture. Beijing is not an exception. Located in northern China it is…

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Snow and Ice sculpture festival in Harbin

Snow and Ice sculpture festival in Harbin

Hurray! Yipee! Yaaay yeaaah!  That was my reaction when I found out the destination of our next trip – Harbin. I was really excited because there is no proper winter in Guangdong where we live and I am true winter lover. I haven’t seen snow since we have moved to China so this trip was very special for me!   WHERE IS IT Harbin is capital city of the northernmost Chinese province Heilongjiang. And Harbin is famous for two things. The…

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Jiuzhaigou valley

Jiuzhaigou valley

Wonderland on Earth, dreamlike scenery, masterpiece of nature. It should be a real gem of Sichuan province – Jiuzhai valley. I couldn’t wait to get to this mysterious place and see one of the most beautiful places on our planet….   WHERE IS IT Jiuzhaigou valley lies in the north of Sichuan province and it is part of Aba Tibetan and Qiang autonomous prefecture. It is well known and popular place among Chinese tourists and that’s why we decided to visit this place…

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Discovering China from south

Discovering China from south

The southernmost Chinese province Guangdong isn’t maybe the most popular place to visit in China but that’s a mistake. If you know where to go then you can discover beautiful national parks with lush vegetation, waterfalls and stunning views and experience some decent hikes without big crowds. Do you want to know more about hidden secrets of Guangdong province? Check my travel post published on travelicious.world! Hidden beauties of Guangdong province

5 things to be prepared for when traveling to China

5 things to be prepared for when traveling to China

If you are planning to go to China I guess you’ve already read a lot of information about where to go, what to see, what to eat etc. Well, I have no doubt that you’ve also heard a lot of things about pollution, smell, crowds and weird food. Let’s have a look what is worth to worry about and what is just a myth… POLLUTION Let’s start with the most discussed topic – pollution. You have probably seen thousands pictures…

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