• Guilin (Li river and Longji Rice Terrace)
  • the mountains: Emei, Zhangijajie and Tianmen
  • Chengdu – the home of pandas

Guilin (Li river and Longji Rice Terrace)

April 30, 2024

Xingping is a small town next to the Li river that provides that postcard picture, portrayed even on the 20Yuan notes. Packed with tourists during the day, lots of photoshoots in the evening, oddly we weee the only ones in the morning. the Longji Rice Terraces are an absolute must see.

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the mountains: Emei, Zhangijajie and Tianmen

April 20, 2024

the scenic part of the trip started. first we went up to Mt Emei, we planned to do the hike, 17km with 3’000m climb (over stairs) but due to organizational reasons we took the cable car and we got an excellent sunrise. After Mt Emei we moved on to the Zhangijajie, also known as the […]

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Chengdu – the home of pandas

April 16, 2024

Chengdu Panda Base was founded in 1987 , started with 6 pandas that were rescued from the wild, overall with 244 births, 10 permanent residents and home to the famous HuaHua; so many accounts on TikTok for that name, we must have been the only visitors who came to see the other pandas. As one […]

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April 8, 2024

Xi’an, or eternal peace, was China’s capital during several dynasties. It surprised us with its ancient and remarkably well preserved history. The most famous attraction in Xian is the Terra-cotta Soldiers, discovered in 1974.  The soldiers, representing Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s imperial guards, are located 1500 meters from his tomb. Each has a unique face, […]

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The Great Wall of China

April 6, 2024

The wall as we know it was continuously built over 1,700 years. It began in the 3rd century BC, before the Punic wars… we were super lucky, I don’t think we saw more than 20 people the entire day. The Beijing crowds usually go to Mutianyu, Sabine arranged for us to go Jinshanling section, parts […]

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April 5, 2024

we finally made it to China! we bought our first tickets in nov 2020 for march 21… here we try again, after a super fast and easy visa process, now even easier for Swiss,  we managed 3 years later to make it Beijing is home to 21m people and was founded in 1045BC. the history […]

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