Articles Tagged ‘China’

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...

Chinese Moms Take the Term “Dorm Mother” to Heart

Chinese Moms Take the Term “Dorm Mother” to Heart September 29, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Think your parents are overbearing and overprotective? This story at metro.co.uk might make you feel a little better (although don’t let your mom read this, or she’ll have the “at least I’m not like this” excuse to fall back on). A University in Wuhan, Hubei province, has...

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...

Longest Human Chain Falls Like Dominoes

Longest Human Chain Falls Like Dominoes August 23, 2010 | Around the World | Read More
With well over a billion people living there, China — the most populous country in the world — certainly has the manpower to pull off record-breaking stunts. A group of 10,000 Chinese recently broke the world record for the longest chain of human dominoes. The group of 10,267 people were...

Grecian Grapes Find Their Way Into Chinese Vineyards

Grecian Grapes Find Their Way Into Chinese Vineyards August 17, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Creating a stir lately in the wine industry world has been the recent announcement of a grape-bound cooperative between Greece’s privately-owned Kir Yianni winery in Naousa and China’s state-owned Mogao winery in Wuwei, in central China’s Gansu province. Decanter.com reports that the...

China to Develop Car-Straddling Bus – Finally

China to Develop Car-Straddling Bus – Finally August 6, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
One of the largest and most noticeable side-effects of a large population is, expectedly, larger amounts of traffic congestion. With China’s population climbing towards 1.5 billion, issues with transportation are top of mind. Though some people expect China’s population to level soon, transportation...

NileGuide 5 with Farryn Weiner, Editor of Jetsetter.com

NileGuide 5 with Farryn Weiner, Editor of Jetsetter.com July 28, 2010 | NileGuide 5 | Read More
This week, we are super psyched to feature Farryn Weiner, Editor of Jetsetter.com, and known to most of you as @jetsetfarryn. Raised in Miami, Farryn got the travel bug after a Semester at Sea. This, combined with her rapier wit, dashing charm, and natural ability to connect with people led her to the...

China Releases Alert on Abusive Hong Kong Tourist Agencies

China Releases Alert on Abusive Hong Kong Tourist Agencies July 22, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
This past weekend, driven to action by a video circulating around the internet, the Chinese National Tourist Office released a warning to all tourists visiting Hong Kong. According to the Xinhua news agency, who broadcast the advisory, “An undated video clip currently circulating on the Internet...

China’s Wine Market Grows, Australia and New Zealand Ready to Tipple the Tannins

China’s Wine Market Grows, Australia and New Zealand Ready to Tipple the Tannins July 8, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Although the current market for wine in China is relatively small, it’s rapidly growing due to the fast-rising middle class and the younger generation who are adopting western habits of consumption. As reported by canoe.ca, China currently consumes 0.7 liters of wine per person a year, against...

No Visa, No Go: Nine Famous Borders and Boundaries

No Visa, No Go: Nine Famous Borders and Boundaries June 30, 2010 | Around the World, Featured, Offbeat | Read More
Could it be possible that two countries that have been at each other’s throats for almost three decades may now be warming up to cross-border tourism? According to an article from the Christian Science Monitor, Iraq and Iran – who fought a decade-long war in the 80s and have had a history...