China

5 Must-Try Fine Dining Locations in Beijing

Beijing is one of the few metropolises in Asia that can boast of having extraordinary tourist attractions in the very heart of its city center, and with China’s rise to prominence, fine dining has followed suit.

Chinese Food: The Need-to-Knows

So, you think you know Chinese food? The ubiquitous cuisine we in the west consider to be Chinese accounts for only a tiny percentage of the vast array of dishes represented by…

Off the Grid in Yunnan: Lijiang to Shangri La

I recently took a trip to Yunnan, upon which I did as I always do, and strayed as far off the tourist trail as possible. What followed were some of the most incredible memories I’ve ever made in China.

People at the Crossroads: Highlights of Kashgar

Kashgar, an ancient Silk Road gateway tucked into China’s far west corner, doesn’t boast a huge number of tourist attractions. But for me, it was a city brought to life by its people…

A Place as Hot as Fire: Highlights of Turpan

Those on a quest to discover the ancient Silk Road often make stops in Dunhuang, Urumqi, and Kashgar, all oases on the ancient trade route, but none with as much to offer as Turpan.