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The Most Badass Walkway in the World

The Most Badass Walkway in the World May 6, 2011 | Active/Outdoors, Asia, China, Travel News | Read More
You don’t need to be a mountain climber to scale cliffs anymore, apparently. It isn’t a via ferrata, either: Chinese workers in Yueyang, in the province of Hunan, are building one of the scariest walkways ever. Workers known as “spidermen” are risking their lives every day to build a scenic...

Everybody was King Fu Fighting…Including Hong Kong Airlines

Everybody was King Fu Fighting…Including Hong Kong Airlines April 28, 2011 | Asia, China, Travel News | Read More
Seems like flight attendants have to go through a whole lot of new training requirements these days before they hit the skies. Typical training no longer includes just Hostile Management, Disaster Safety and Customer Service lessons — now some flight attendants are expected to attend seminars about...

Chinese Train Hits 300 MPH, Proves It’s Not About The Journey

Chinese Train Hits 300 MPH, Proves It’s Not About The Journey December 28, 2010 | Beijing, China, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Travel News | Read More
The view on travel is that sometimes it’s about the journey, and sometimes it’s about the destination. In China, transportation officials are pushing the latter, with a new train that can hit more than 300 MPH without breaking a sweat. According to the Daily Telegraph, that’s the fastest...

Fake Booze Alert: Knockoff Aussie Wines Found in China

Fake Booze Alert: Knockoff Aussie Wines Found in China September 2, 2010 | Australia, China, Travel News | Read More
Emanuel Skorpos runs a small winery in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges.  When he heard from Hong Kong’s Wine Protection Group that counterfeit versions of his wine and other Australian wines were being sold in China, he jetted off to investigate.  Sure enough, Skorpos found knockoff versions...

Hong Kong Set to Become Premiere Spot for Wine Auctions

Hong Kong Set to Become Premiere Spot for Wine Auctions June 25, 2010 | Hong Kong, Travel News | Read More
In a not-so-surprising turn of events, according to Decanter Hong Kong is on pace to become the premiere wine auction hub in the world. The United States previously held this coveted spot, but with so many American winos unwilling to shell out top-dollar for wine during a recession (wine sales in America...

Water Traps: Low-Budget Safety Method Keeps Bus Drivers in Check

Water Traps: Low-Budget Safety Method Keeps Bus Drivers in Check June 2, 2010 | China, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Making its way across the internet over the past week is a story out of Changsha, Hunan province, China. Home to over six million people and the Longxiang Public Bus Company, customer complaints have led the company to employ a head-slappingly simple system to keep drivers soft on the gas and light on...

Animals On View And On Menu at Beijing Zoo

Animals On View And On Menu at Beijing Zoo May 28, 2010 | Beijing, Eco-Travel | Read More
Most zoos preach conservation and education, justifying displaying wild animals as a powerful learning tool that protects species in the wild.  At the Beijing Zoo, however, visitors can not just view exotic wild animals, they can eat them at the Bin Feng Tang restaurant right in the park.  The menu...

Guinea Pig Mountaineers: Scientists Study 35 Climbers on Mount Muztagh Ata

Guinea Pig Mountaineers: Scientists Study 35 Climbers on Mount Muztagh Ata May 25, 2010 | Active/Outdoors, China | Read More
Five years ago, Dr. Konrad E. Bloch, of the University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland, was 50 and had only limited climbing experience, but he wanted to study high altitude related illnesses.  So Bloch and his colleagues recruited 35 healthy climbers for a trip that was half adventure travel, half...

Shanghai World Expo Premiere: What to Expect

Shanghai World Expo Premiere: What to Expect April 30, 2010 | Around the World, Shanghai | Read More
The Shanghai 2010 World Expo started today and is one of the most exciting World Expos to date, as well as the largest and the one with the most anticipated attendees! With a lot to prove, Shanghai has pulled out all the stops on their “Better City: Better Life” campaign to make Shanghai glisten...

China Lifts HIV/AIDS Entry Ban For Foreign Travelers

China Lifts HIV/AIDS Entry Ban For Foreign Travelers April 30, 2010 | Shanghai, Travel News | Read More
For 20 years the Chinese government banned foreigners with HIV and AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases and leprosy from entering the country.  China is now lifting its entry ban according to state-run news agency Xinhua.  “Restricting foreigners with these diseases from entering the country...
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