China

Between Past and Present: Checking in The Blue Indigo Lijiang

Between Past and Present: Checking in The Blue Indigo Lijiang

Situated half way of our Yunnan trip itinerary, Lijiang is a gorgeous old town dating to the late Song dynasty. Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, it used to be part of the legendary Silk Road. We wanted a break from the spirited road trip, some time to slow down, explore Lijiang and discover the Naxi ethnic minority. The Blue Indigo came as an evidence...

A Glimpse of Ancien China: Fujian Hakka Tulou

A Glimpse of Ancien China: Fujian Hakka Tulou

Set amongst Fujian Province's rice, tea and tobacco fields stands a very unique architecture treasure : the Tulou. Large earthen houses dating back centuries built along a circular or square floor plan. Housing a whole clan -up to 800 people!-, the Tulou houses function as village units, and are still inhabited today... Are you ready for a journey back in time? 

Three Parallel River National Park : Trekking Tiger Leaping Gorges

Three Parallel River National Park : Trekking Tiger Leaping Gorges

Yunnan's Tiger Leaping Gorge is a wild, remote corner of China. We spent two days across this spectacular nature, hiking along rice terraces, waterfalls and rivers, crossing wild goats and meeting fascinating people, surrounded by the most scenic views... 

Itinerary of a 10 Days Trip in Yunnan (云南)

Itinerary of a 10 Days Trip in Yunnan (云南)

Yunnan is the most southwest region of China, bordering the beautiful countries of Vietnam, Laos and Burma. Within these borders, it has a large ethnic diversity -not to forget it is the door to the Tibetan heritage. It's perhaps the most diverse province of China, both in its extraordinary mix of people and in the majestic beauty of its landscapes. Whatever time you've set aside for Yunnan, it will never be enough...

Kill the Bucketlist - Episode #2 [VIDEO INSIDE]

Kill the Bucketlist - Episode #2 [VIDEO INSIDE]

2015. What a year -again! I'm so incredibly thankful and humbled by everything that came from this year. I went to places I didn't even know existed before -to name one, Okinawa-, swam in the clearest water I've seen, snowboarded in the legendary powder snow of Japan, met incredible people from all over the world...

The Greatness of Beijing [VIDEO INSIDE]

The Greatness of Beijing [VIDEO INSIDE]

 

Last April, I went on my very first journey in mainland China -I told you how Beijing amazed me. I've discovered the greatness, the immensity that reflects of the country's identity. The Summer Palace represents it well. The Imperial family's old summer retreat is absolutely HUGE -it's hard to believe it's only half and hour ride from the city. Surrounded by mountains, the Lake Kunming (opening the video) offers an incredible view. And the Great Wall! (...)

At the end of the world : 10 Outsider Destinations in China

At the end of the world : 10 Outsider Destinations in China

When you think about the places you'd like to visit in your life, China comes usually on top, with the Great Wall -and that's all. Living in Hong Kong, I've now heard about many fantastic China destinations I was unaware of before.

Buddhist grottos, national parks, wide deserts, spectacular land forms, high mountains... Did you know that China's vast territory endows the country with some of the most beautiful natural scenery on Earth? 

An illustrated journey: that time I discovered Beijing

An illustrated journey: that time I discovered Beijing

I just came back from my very first trip in China and still can't believe how amazing it was. I have to confess: I had lots of pre-ideas about China. I've heard so many stories from travelers, I just wanted to go there and explore it by myself. To get my own idea… Beijing literally blew my mind, for different reasons.